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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Happy Thanksgiving! What's Open and What's Closed?

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving has been officially celebrated as an annual holiday in Canada since November 6, 1879. While the date varied by year and was not fixed, it was commonly the third Monday in October.

Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday in most of Canada, with the exceptions being the Atlantic provinces of Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, where it is an optional holiday.

Most businesses are closed today. Some convenience stores, gas stations, and restaurants will be open. Government offices, schools, and banks are closed.

Today is meant as a celebration of being thankful for what one has and the bounty of the previous year.

There are 19 days left until Halloween, 70 days until the first day of winter, and 75 days left until Christmas.


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