INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday Pre-Thanksgiving!

Monday is Thanksgiving and of course we are going to celebrate together with a typical thanksgiving dinner! We know how to celebrate it, but…. Do you know the history behind this festivity?

The origin of the first Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to Martin Frobisher, an explorer who celebrated  for surviving after a long and difficult trip from England… years after this celebration continue when new immigrants were arriving to Canada

Thanksgiving in North America in general has its origins in a mixture of European traditions and aborigines. In Europe, festivals were held before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks for a good harvest and to celebrate the hard work along, with the rest of the community .At the same time, Native Americans were also celebrated the end of the harvest, so the actual Thanksgiving is a mixture between aboriginal tradition and the own tradition that the Europeans brought to Canada. But the main objective was basically the same, to say thank you after a good harvest and to finish a hard work.

In Canada is always celebrated on the second Monday of October and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.

So now you know a little bit more, now we are ready to eat our great turkey dinner!

Join us in celebrating a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving at The Irish Heather in Gastown with our INTERNeX family! It´s just $25 (excluding tax and gratuity) and we will be eating Roasted turkey with cherry relish, mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams, stuffing, and brussel sprouts; and pumpkin pie with bourbon cream for dessert!

Don´t miss out!


Where? The Irish Heather, 210 Carrall Street Vancouver

When? Monday, October 8th at 7:30

See you there!



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

‘Thanks Giving’

Hi everyone,

Upcoming Monday you probably have a day off because of  ‘Thanks Giving‘. In this blog I would like to tell you more about this special day!

Since 1957 Thanks Giving is celebrated on every 2nd Monday of October. Thanks Giving is a National Public Holiday. Most Canadian people have day off, so therefore a lot of shops are closed.

Most people use this 3-day weekend to meet with family or friends who live far away. Other people use this long weekend for a short autumn vacation, since it is one of  the last chances to use holiday homes before the cold winter starts.
During this weekend many people prepare a traditional meal, namely roast turkey and seasonal products like pumpkin, corns, and pecan nuts. Families who come together eat this special meal together!

Very nice to have a day off, but what do they celebrate exactly? The basic idea of this special day is to thank god for the successful harvest of the past year. But nowadays it is more about the importance of being thankful for what you have.

Interesting to know:
In the United States they celebrate thanksgiving as well, but there they celebrate every year on 4th Thursday of November. The reason for this is that the winter stops earlier in Canada, so therefore the harvest is earlier during the year, which means that Canada celebrate Thanksgiving earlier!

Do you know other interesting facts about thanksgiving or you have special experiences with thanksgiving? Please feel  welcome to write a comment below 😀

We wish everyone a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Cheers, Your PR-Crew

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149