I never really got this holiday beyond the encyclopedia-style definition. It is something I associate mostly with American popular culture.
As a harvest-related festival, it seems somehow out of place in modern Canadian culture. For those who include religion into the mix, I can't relate to thanking god(s). We never observed the holiday in my family, so even the concept of Thanksgiving dinner doesn't really mean anything. It's just a day off from work to me, which I'm certainly not going to complain about.
Does this holiday have any particular meaning for any of you? Do people do the whole turkey thing? The big family dinner or some other ceremony?
Well, even if not, I hope everyone has a relaxing long weekend.