Every year Canada and the United States share an extended holiday weekend around the second Monday of October: Canadian Thanksgiving and Columbus Day. Montreal Dance Fest is (and will be for the next 4 years) held on this weekend.
Canadian Thanksgiving (Canadian French: Jour de l’Action de grâce) happens on the second Monday in October (since 1957), is an annual Canadian holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season.
On Thursday, January 31, 1957, the Canadian Parliament proclaimed:
“A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.”
Since 1971, Thanksgiving in Canada has coincided with the observance of Columbus Day in the United States.
While the actual Thanksgiving holiday is on a Monday, Canadians might eat their Thanksgiving meal on any day of the three-day weekend, though Sunday is the most common. Thanksgiving in Canada is also often a time for weekend getaways. There you have it! Wikipedia wants you to come to Montreal Dance Fest and eat a Thanksgiving Dinner with us on Sunday night for the awards!
How we honor the day:
Montreal Dance Fest is going to hold a Dress to Impress Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner as an appetizer to our awards ceremony on Sunday night at The Sheraton Centre. There will also be a Show by our instructors and honored guests that will happen just before dinner. The Show is included with the purchase of a Full Event Pass. The Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner must be purchased separately. If you want a guaranteed seat, we suggest you buy the buffet dinner, as those seats will have the best view of the show.
It will be a buffet dinner. The menu will be coming soon.