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10 Geeky Facts About Thanksgiving

By Brandon Specktor Nov 20, 2012

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2. In Canada, They Call It "Yanksgiving"

Because, apparently, British loyalists lived in Canada once, too. Canadian Thanksgiving, a tradition celebrated since the end of the American Revolutionary War, is observed on the second MONDAY in OCTOBER, presumably so families may enjoy a long weekend before all the maple syrup freezes over. Our silly Thursday tradition is nothing more than a "Yanksgiving" pun to them, which isn't so out of hand considering I just reduced their rich national heritage to a syrup joke.

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Brandon Specktor

Brandon is a writer and humor editor at Reader's Digest magazine. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, and wants to write a paranormal Western that begins, "First the cows turned up dead." What should the rest be about? Tell him on twitter @beardspeck.

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