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Canadian Thanksgiving by the numbers
  136 Years since Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday Though the harvest has been celebrated in Canada for several hundred years, it wasn’t officially declared a holiday until 1879. Initially, it took place in November and, after the First World War, it was celebrated on the Monday closest to Nov. 11 to coincide with Armistice Day (later renamed Remembrance Day). In 1931, Thanksgiving was moved to October but the exact date wasn’t officially set until 1957, when Parliament voted...

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