Up until a couple of days ago, I never really cared about Canada. (I know a couple of people who just gasped and are appalled at that statement.) I mean it has always been one of those places that yes I would love to visit if I got the chance, but if I never made it up there, it was no biggie.
It came as a big surprise when my friends invited me to a “Canadian Thanksgiving,” given how little I cared about Canada. I said yes of course because I always love a good party and honestly I was intrigued by this supposed holiday.
Since I know absolutely nothing about Canada, except that they like the word Eh, they wear a lot of plaid and they represent a maple leaf, (so much logic, I know) I honestly was not sure what to expect from a Canadian Thanksgiving. I thought my friends just really really liked Canada or something and they wanted a chance to celebrate this country.
Dead wrong; Who was to know that NO my friends definitely do not play around when it comes to Canada and YES Canadian Thanksgiving is a real thing. MIND BLOWN!
For those of you who are in the same boat as me and are shocked and want to know what Canadian Thanksgiving really is, google it. Just kidding.
Canadian Thanksgiving takes the place of Columbus Day and happens every year on the second Monday of October, in Canada. ( clearly happens around here as well.)
Instead of celebrating all of Columbus’ accomplishments, (was he really all that special anyways?) Canadian Thanksgiving celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year.
What I got from that, was, it is a day to celebrate Canada by drinking a lot of beer, wearing lots and lots of plaid, and just having a great time. (Hmm, seems about right.) It doesn’t sound like any other celebration that I have been to! MIND BLOWN AGAIN!
In all seriousness though, it was a whole bunch of fun. I got to wear my black and red plaid pants..yes I said black and red plaid pants..and I rocked the crap out of them might I add. (I went out searching for a plaid shirt and came back with plaid pants..not everyone can say they accomplished something so big. )
As a side note, before I bought the pants, I joked to my friends that plaid definitely does not just come in a shirt. Plaid comes in all shapes and sizes.
Besides having the coolest pants, thank you 1980’s and thank you Addicted to Thrift, we played a lot of awesome games, yes you guessed it, Canadian themed, and of course drank a lot of beer. Jolly good fun EH? Just trying out my new Canadian Slang.
I must say that after that party, Canada has started to grow on me and I think that I am ready to celebrate this weird yet very fun holiday year round. Who would have thought? (Thank you friends for expanding my Canadian culture!)
Move over Columbus Day, the plaid pants, the scarves and the plaid shirts are coming out every year to play!
** Plaid Secondhand can actually be really Grand! **