October, 10th 2016
CISH students and teachers enjoyed the Turkey lunch at CISH cafeteria and felt the meaning of Thanksgiving!
Is that time for Thanksgiving Day?
The second Monday in each year’s October
is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.
That's different from Thanksgiving Day in America.
In Canada, Thanksgiving Day is the second Monday in each year’s October. However, in America, Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November. The holiday lasts three days. It’s a family reunion festival; all the family members will try their best to go back to home no matter where they are. In America and Canada, the importance of this festival is equal with the Christmas Day.
Many of the Canada’s traditional festivals are origin from The United Kingdom, the same with the Thanksgiving Day. In Canada, Thanksgiving Day has no matter with the religion. The theme of Thanksgiving is to show their thanks to the nature and celebrate the harvest. The nature grants sunshine and dew, which make the grains grow and supply enough to let the human beings pass a year peacefully.
The most classic scene on Thanksgiving Day is that all the family members sit together to enjoy the toasted turkey and pumpkin pie. But why they choose the two things? That’s because in leaner times, there were not enough kinds of food, except the wild turkeys which could be seen everywhere and the pumpkin which growing a lot in this season, so they became the seasonal delicacies naturally.
The traditional cooking method of Turkey is to put all the stuffing like croutons, onion, celery and sage into the turkey, and toast them in the oven together.
Most housewives prefer turkeys with a bigger size, because the unfinished turkey could be made into turkey pot pie and turkey patties. As to the pumpkin pie, the traditional way to eat in Canada is to pour the cranberry sauce on the surface. It is said that the pumpkin pies which are made by canned pumpkin are more delicious.
The basic reason why Thanksgiving Day is in October in Canada is that Canada’s latitude is higher, the mature season of grains is relatively early.