1/ I get asked this every year so here you go:

No, French-Canadians don’t traditionally celebrate thanksgiving.


Québec was founded in 1608 by the French. Plymouth by the British in 1620, they had their first “Thanksgiving” supper in 1621.
2/ Canadian Thanksgiving was brought to Canada by Loyalists who lost the American Revolution.

It would have made zero sense for an oppressed population to celebrate a founding holiday by those who conquered them.

Instead you have Action de Grâce which is a religious holiday
3/ One where French-Canadians are supposed to honour God, not celebrate. So this tradition died. Now it’s just a day off for us.

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