Observed by: Canada, United States
Date: 2nd Monday in October (Canada), 4th Thursday in November (U.S.)
2009 date: October 12, 2009 (Canada); November 26, 2009 (U.S.)
2010 date: October 11, 2010 (Canada); November 25, 2010 (U.S.)
Celebrations: Spending Time with Family, feasting, religious practice
Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been celebrated since 1957, on the second Monday of October. It is a chance to give thanks for good harvest and other fortunes in the past year for the people. People have a day off work on this day, though perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is identified as a secular holiday now. Many stores and other organizations and businesses are also closed on this day.