October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have to admit I am not the most patriotic of Canadians. I did, in fact, marry an American and took up residency here. But that does not mean I don't remember my roots, hence the lingering moral debate (of my own) about becoming a U.S. Citizen.

There are a few holidays, like Canada Day, that I feel the need to celebrate. Some of them are more difficult than others to enjoy as a family. (For some reason my husband's employer does not seem to think that the Canadian statutory holidays should be recognized. I still don't get why the most important day of Easter, Easter Monday, is not recognized here. But that's another story.) We still have fun doing those things that we can.

(My very own photo from this post here.)

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. A day with pretty much the same roots as it's U.S. counterpart. I think that the fact it is celebrated on Columbus Day pretty much explains why it's not the same time as the American version. However, the great white north does bring in the harvest much sooner than most States! For five years now we have enjoyed Thanksgiving twice each year. It's one Canadian Holiday my husband was more than willing eager to subject himself to!

Anyhow, last night we had the pleasure of inviting many friends over for a wonderful Turkey dinner. Complete with dressing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, salad, rolls, pies, and more! It was a delicious and delightful evening and I'm glad to have shared it with our friends. I love that we don't have to compete with any other invitations to other homes on our first Thanksgiving.


Steph said...

How fun! Maybe Jon and I will move to Canada. I could definitely go with double Thanksgivings :)