Thanksgiving in Canada does not tap into the “first Thanksgiving” story many Americans are raised with. You know, the one where friendly Indians taught the nearly-starving pilgrims of Plymouth plantation how to survive. (Usually...
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Nov 28, 2013 — Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada and the U.S.
In Canada,Thanksgiving comes in October and is more of a harvest festival, without any stories about pilgrims and Indians sitting down to feast together. Even so, across North America, early European settlers improved their chances of survival by learning about native foods and techniques.
Last month Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin was in the Georgian Bay region of Ontario where she visited Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons. The historic site re-creates a Jesuit mission established in 1639, as an outpost of New France. She spoke with costumed interpreter JoŽl Mayotte while he served "three sisters" soup to visitors on Canada's Thanksgiving weekend. Go to full article