This is the weekend when Brits, Canadians and many others celebrate the Autumn harvest by bringing produce to church, giving food to the food banks, and cooking various types of meat, including turkey, and eating lots of food on,usually, Sunday, and getting together to squabble with relatives. The actual holiday is Monday, but anyone who came from afar is driving home by Monday dinnertime. We have our dinner on Sunday. So, eat lots and spare a thought for those who are celebrating a millennium old thanksgiving for a good harvest!
Oh, we don't pardon the turkey; we just eat it.