Gigglebit: 10 memes to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving

13 Oct 2014

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Today, internet memes give a nod to the fact it’s Thanksgiving Day in Canada, traditionally a holiday to celebrate (and eat) the harvest and be thankful for the blessings of the past year.

Thanksgiving Day in Canada always falls on the second Monday in October, which is Columbus Day in the United States. So while those south of the 49th parallel mark the anniversary of Christopher Columbus arrival in the Americas, Canadians will tuck into Thanksgiving feasts that traditionally include turkey and pies.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic