In Canada, they celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. On October 10, 2022, Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles are teaming up with Shout! Factory TV for a live 'Donair Turkey Day Feast'.
Before we get into the details of the feast, we asked the Trailer Park Boys crew to share what Canadian Thanksgiving was like compared to the American version.
"... Pilgrims. Pilgrims with the big horn of vegetables. And they were flinging them around."
In essence, they celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada for the same reasons we do here in the states. Albeit without all of the fun shopping that goes along with Black Friday.
What is a Donair? Or a Donair Turkey?
A donair is a sandwich that would look very similar to a gyro for those of us in the United States. It comes with shaved meat, a sweet sauce, and some veggies to top it off.
The main difference is a donair uses beef that is shaped into a log (or turkey of course!) before it is cooked. They pair it with a sweet sauce called donair sauce. Rumor has it they taste better the drunker you are.
For the Donair Turkey Day Feast, Ricky will shape the log to look just like a turkey. Per the boys, donair turkey is the perfect replacement for a traditional one because it won't make you tired.
The boys also recommend you skip the beer and opt for hard liquor during the feast day, to help avoid the meat sweats:
"Any kind of hard liquor. I'd stay away from the gin. I don't like gin so I'd stay away. I dunno [sic] a good whisky is good with it. A nice El Dorado rum would be good with it.
It's also possible to take some of your leftovers and convert them to "Don-urkey Jerky". Hopefully, the boys are able to try it out this year and report back their findings. And no, I won't sue them. Probably...
The Great Canadian Donair Turkey Day Feast
To celebrate Thanksgiving 2022, Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles are hosting a turkey day feast. They will go live on Shout! Factory TV at 1 PM CT/11 AM PT.
There will be eight hours of Trailer Park Boys: The SwearNet Show! with live look-ins as the boys prep their donair turkey. You can also watch via the Trailer Park Boys YouTube channel and their newly launched Twitch channel.
Check out the full interview below!
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