09/24/2014 05:45 EDT | Updated 10/05/2017 22:42 EDT

Thanksgiving Canada: 4 Surprising Facts About The October Holiday

Gobble gobble, eh.

What do you get when you combine one ill-fated English explorer, a bunch of agitated merchants, millions upon millions of turkeys and a bevy of reasons to be thankful?

You get the history of Thanksgiving in Canada.

Here are some things you might not know about the October holiday.

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