Why Is Giving In Canada On An Earlier Date Than Giving In The Usa

Why is the Thanksgiving date different for Canada and USA?

Thanksgiving is a special holiday for both Americans and Canadians.
Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and is not based on a historical date like Christmas. So, the entire world does not celebrate Thanksgiving and even those that do frequently celebrate on different dates than the United States. Canada is a perfect example.
This festival is celebrated in much the same way in both countries, although in Canada Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the second Monday of October whereas in the United States it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Though the exact date is unknown, the first Thanksgiving clearly took place in late autumn.
Canadas Thanksgiving is based on a bountiful harvest and not on the Pilgrims and the New World like the Unites States holiday. The reason it occurs earlier than the US Thanksgiving is that Canada is north of the United States and because of this the harvest season occurs earlier during the year. So, it only makes sense for Canada to celebrate its fall harvest during their fall and harvest time!

Is this why thanksgiving is earlier in canada than in the states?

it is not any greater a non secular holiday or some thing that occurs on a stressful and rapidly day. Thanksgiving is rooted in harvest fairs, and comparable celebrations have taken place at quite some circumstances of three hundred and sixty 5 days according to on an identical time because of the fact the interior sight harvest season falls. they're secular national holiday journeys desperate by potential of the government of the country. Canada & u . s . basically the two ensue to have harvest fairs noted as Thanksgiving, yet each and every u . s . desperate the day they might rejoice. In u . s ., the date of Thanksgiving wasn't desperate till ultimately ultimately the Nineteen Forties.

Canada’s Thanksgiving evolved from British harvest celebrations. There is no mythology about pilgrims and natives sitting down in peace and harmony. It is, as the name says, a day for giving thanks for the bounty we are privileged to enjoy, and it occurs when the harvest is traditionally finished.Canadians do enjoy their giant juicy turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, way too much mashed potatoes and root vegetables, and pumpkin pie. We all moan and groan after the meal just like we do at Christmas, though it’s not a major holiday like it is in the US. It’s a good time to sit down with family and friends, but Christmas is only a couple of months away and that is the time Canadians will line up at airports and drive hundreds of miles to be with family.

The cost of living in Canada is higher than in the US. There are many methods to answering this question, from using the CPI information from each country, to doing product price comparisons. In Canada, due to a smaller and less productive population, higher distribution costs because of the dearth of transportation infrastructure, higher taxes on income and services, and a socialist driven regulatory bureaucracy, prices for almost everything is higher. As an example, a Toyota or GM product manufactured in Canada can cost upwards of $5000.00 more in the city that produced it than it would in California, despite the transportation costs. Most Canadians are aware of this. Another example is milk. Milk is regulated in Canada by producers who use the power of government to lower production to keep prices elevated. Ask anyone near the US border and they will be happy to discuss this.Another example is Levis jeans. My favorite bootcut jeans are $90.00 in Canada. In America, $35.00. This is a pattern of price gouging that happens everyday to Canadians by Canadians.All the examples used are representative of all consumer prices in Canada of products that are sold on both sides of the border. Who is to blame for this? Canadian businesses, governments and special interest groups. They openly collude by preventing American firms from selling to Canadians. Using both the Levis and GM and Toyota examples. They are not permitted to sell directly to Canadians, as this would lower the profits of the Canadian firms, who operate independently of the US firms, despite the same name.Sadly, this is the way Canada operates. Fleecing the consumer has been official policy since Prime Minister MacDonalds National Economic Plan of 1875.

Why is Thanksgiving on a different day in Canada than in America?

because of the fact they are 2 uniquely separate events. the vacations that we share in consumer-friendly are oftentimes routed in faith (Christmas, Easter, St Patrick's Day, and so on) or in military observences (Veteran's Day). Thanksgiving interior the US did no longer get positioned on the 4th Thursday of November until the 1940's, and previous to that it substitute into first declared a trip interior the mid-1800's by utilising Abraham Lincoln. unlike what they instruct in many an difficulty-loose college, Thanksgiving as we have fun it did no longer happen until in the time of WWI (West element served turkey to all cadets, which substitute right into a typical northern custom. Following that, is the sought after paining by utilising Norman Rockwell that sealed turkey because of the fact the star of Thanksgiving).

Live In Canada or USA?

The others have given you great information, so far.

I'll give you this link to the Canadian Forces recruiting web page that is specifically about Military Police, as a trade group, or MOS as it is known in the USA. Un-like the US MP, a CF MP is Federal Law Enforcement Officer, with the same powers of arrest, and national jurisdiction, as a RCMP officer. CF MP's can also be assigned to overseas duties, at Canadian Embassies and Consulates, performing personal protection duties, for our diplomatic staff. Obviously, if the CF deploys a military force overseas, as we did in Afghanistan for 10 years, there will be a Military Police unit sent with it.

The CF Military Police are the 7th largest Police force in Canada, and they are trained professionals, who are considered to be the example of military excellence in the CF.

Here is the link. READ IT.

At this time, the Federal Government is examining the future budget for the CF, and there will be some reductions in the numbers of CF members and the numbers of new entries that will be taken on. Obviously, in order to train new members, there has to be money available for their instructors housing and wages, plus the benefits that they receive.

You have all ready seen that the CF pays a higher income to it's members than the US military does. That gets even better as you move up the rank structure, and become more qualified in your trade group, and achieve advanced education, at the CF's expense.

There is a member on here, who is a CF military police Warrant Officer, who makes about $80,000 a year, with all benefits counted in. He has, I believe about 27 years of CF service. He was a civilian police officer before joining the CF MP's. His screen name is Randy B. You might want to try sending him a PM, to ask about your future.

Jim B


In addition to the excellent answer from Cameron, I’d add that it’s often too friggin’ cold and miserable in November to celebrate anything. But more to the point, for people my age (b. 1962) and younger, November is about Remembrance Day. The idea of pairing it with a celebration seems improper to me.As for Columbus Day. I never really understood that one. Please forgive my ignorance, but I didn't think Columbus ever actually set foot in what is now the United States (& please correct me if I am wrong). I always thought that the US would be better suited to have an Amerigio Vespucci Day. At least there seems to be a stronger connection there. Either way, I’ve always found it odd that we (Canadians also) talk about the “discovery” of the New World as though it hadn’t already been “discovered” by the people who were already here.

Canadian Citizen giving birth in the USA?

Huge problems, huge expense. And how can she start college so soon before her due date? This is a total disaster.

She has to pay the hospital bill, doctors, etc. It can run $20,000-30,000. If there are problems with the baby, neonatal intensive care can run up a bill of a million bucks within a month or so. Plus with all this upheaval so late in her pregnancy, she can expect to create some difficulties here.

She cannot take the baby back to Canada without first obtaining a Canadian passport for baby (if she is Canadian citizen). She has to take baby, baby's passport photos, long-form birth certificate, hospital records, and her Canadian passport and documentation to Canadian consulate, register the birth and get the passport. She still cannot remove baby from the US, or enter Canada, without permission of the father. She needs the father's written consent to get the passports in the first place and STILL cannot travel without written, notarized consent for that trip.

Your friend is supposed to be bright enough to be college material? Doesn't sound it. She has made a really major mess of things.

BTW, she'll need a student visa to go to school. If she misses classes, like for delivery, her visa gets revoked. If she does not leave the US immediately, she can get barred from reentry. But she cannot take her baby without passport and father's permission. And if she leaves it in the US, she can have her child taken by Social Services and parental rights terminated on the grounds of abandonment.

Tell her to stay in Canada. She is only getting herself into MAJOR hassles coming to the US.

TL;DR It's a harvest celebration derived from religious harvest festivals from pre-columbian Europe with a side trip through the US Thanksgiving tradition.There is no authoritative historical source on the genesis of the Thanksgiving Day celebration in Canada. Anecdotally it is sometimes linked to a feast of thanks held by explorer Martin Frobisher in the 16th century or to the tradition of The Order of Good Cheer feasts in Champlain's Colony in the 17th century. Although the connection of these events to modern Thanksgiving is a construction of pure hindsight.In the territories that now make up Canada and the US the idea of Thanksgiving Feasts as religious festivals to celebrate successful harvests or other momentous events was inherited from the old world. The Plymouth colony thanksgiving fest of 1621 that is now considered to be "the first" thanksgiving was in fact just one of many (and many earlier) such events observed in throughout early settlements in North America.Harvest Feasts resembling modern Thanksgiving didn't really get going in Canada until the early 19th century and were most likely brought to the country by loyalists leaving the US during and after the revolution. These early Thanksgiving holidays started as locally or provincially defined events held on a sparodic basis on various dates and in addition to successful harvest also celebrated things like the end of the Lower Canada Rebellion. Post-confederation it was declared a National holiday in 1879, from thence until 1921 the date of Thanksgiving changed every year to some date in October or November but the same day as US Thanksgiving was a common choice. From 1921 until 1931 Thanksgiving and Armistice day were celebrated together in early November (and thankgiving was basically giving thanks for the end of the Great War), in 1931 it was moved to the date it occurs on now but it was declared by annual proclaimation (and was moved one year due to a general election) and each year had a declared theme, often a bountiful harvest or a siginificant anniversary, then in 1957 the date was fixed by legislation that removed the necessity for annual vice-regal proclamations of National holidays.