Canadian Thanksgiving 2016 Traditions & Recipes

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Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, which means that Canadian-born stars like Justin Bieber, Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling may be celebrating today. The date always occurs on the second Monday of October and it celebrates the harvest of the past year as well as all that people have been blessed with in their lives. The holiday has been celebrated in Canada since November 6, 1879 and many of the traditions are pretty much the same as those in the United States. Symbols that may sound familiar include cornucopias, pumpkins, corn, and gourds. Foods are the same, ranging from turkey to pumpkin pie to sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.

In addition to the traditional foods, the Canadian Football League features a nationally televised doubleheader called the Thanksgiving Day Classic. And, there are also Thanksgiving Day parades held.

So, what are some delicious recipes that you can use for your Canadian feast today? Click on each of the recipes below that peak your interest.

Brandied Pumpkin Pie

Sweet & Tangy Salmon Fillet with Cranberry Fennel Chutney

Nettie’s Left-Over Perogies

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Cornbread

Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes

Ultimate Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Beer, Maple Syrup and Mustard

The day always lands on the same date as Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States.