Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the harvest. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and the last Thursday of November in the US.
To learn more about how the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Canada read about it in the Canadian Encyclopedia. To discover how Thanksgiving is celebrated in the US check out the Encyclopedia Britannica
Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks and celebrations of harvest took place in Europe in the month of October. The very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England, arrived in Newfoundland in 1578.
There are a number of family-friendly events happening throughout Toronto and the GTA:
· Pumpkinfest Toronto at Downsview Park
· Thanksgiving Feast at Casa Loma
· Toronto Zoo Celebrates Fall Event