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Here are some things only Canadians do on Thanksgiving...

Here are some things only Canadians do on Thanksgiving...
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The turkey-basting, cranberry sauce-dipping and family gathering season is almost here...it's Thanksgiving, of course! 

The National Holiday is almost upon us, Montreal! This Monday October 9th will mark Thanksgiving, offering many Montrealers a well-deserved long weekend. 

While Canada celebrates this holiday in October, our American friends rather celebrate Thanksgiving closer to Christmas, on November 23rd. Here are a few perks only Canada has when it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving:

Bring on the bacon!

Canada has the honour of serving some of the best bacon out there...no wonder it's on everyone's tables at Thanksgiving!

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Maple cake, maple syrup, maple butter tarts, maple candy, you name it! Canadians never fail to serve at least one or two maple desserts at Thanksgiving. 

Jiggs Dinner

If you're from Eastern Canada, you'll know that Thanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving without a Jiggs Dinner. Made of boiled salted beef, cabbage and turnip, it's like nothing you'll ever eat, eh?

Go, team, go!

While U.S.A might have Turkey Day NFL Matches, Canada has its very own Thanksgiving Day Classic. That's right! Canadians from all over get to watch a Canadian Football League double-header on TV around a table of well-deserved Thanksgiving food. 



If you know, you know.


Just a day off

While some Canadians take Thanksgiving very seriously, others don't celebrate as big as they do down in the U.S. For some, it's just another day off of work (woohoooo!)


How do you celebrate Thanksgiving, Montreal? 

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