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Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Posted Oct 02, 2017

Thanksgiving is only a week away and as we feel the crisp Fall air setting in and dig out those cozy sweaters, we also prepare to gather our families for a delicious meal and remember of what we truly have to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving is about family, traditions and of course great food.  Here are some of our favourite Thanksgiving Day Traditions and a few of our favourite recipes.




The Wishbone –  two people each take one end of the bone, make a wish, and pull. Whoever ends up with the larger part of the bone gets their wish!

Volunteering at a shelter – this can be a great way to give back to your community

Create a Gratitude Tree –A gratitude tree is a fun way to share what Thanksgiving means to each person. Let each family member write something for which they are thankful on a leaf and attach to the tree with tape.

Visit the Elderly Many of our elderly Nova Scotians may be too far away from their families over the holidays, consider reaching out to someone in your community and inviting them to dinner, or stopping by a local assisted living facility to visit with residents.

Family Movie Night – once you are stuffed from turkey dinner, gather the whole family in the living room for a family-friendly movie like A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.



Maple Bacon Cornbread 

Savoury Quinoa Stuffing with Vegan Gravy

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Pumpkin Pie

Read more Great Canadian Thanksgiving Recipes at the Food Network. 

So  this Thanksgiving whether you are grateful for your family, your health, or your favourite sports team – the truly important thing is that fact that we are able to share this special day together.