The first official, annual Thanksgiving in Canada was celebrated on 6 November 1879, though Indigenous peoples in Canada have a history of celebrating the fall harvest.
They were followed by the inhabitants of New France under Samuel de Champlain in 1606. Squash and pumpkin was introduced to Nova Scotia in the 1750s and became common across Canada by the 1870s.
In 1957, Thanksgiving was proclaimed an annual event to occur on the second Monday of October and has become a day for gathering family to give thanks for their general well-being.
October is Canadian Library Month!
All month long, libraries and library partners across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives.
More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community through its street libraries, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more.
Annual Theme: 2018 - A Visit Will Get You Thinking!