Canadian Thanksgiving

October 10, 2009

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the traditional holiday during which we eat an entire turkey each, plus potatoes and pie. We’re having dinner at my mothers’ house tomorrow, and I happen to know there are at least three homemade pies waiting, one of them apple.

We do Thanksgiving in October in Canada. The leaves are changing colour, there’s a fresh, crisp nip in the air and the last harvests are coming in. It’s the right time, the traditional time.

Americans have Thanksgiving in November. I’ve never really understood why, but I think it has less to do with colonial tradition and more to do with some weird alchemical nexus of shopping and the NFL. Whatever it is, they’re welcome to it. We’re going to put on nice sweaters and walk around all Disney-family style, and then eat until we just fall over and sleep where we land.

Gobble gobble.

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