Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving in the United States, much like in Canada, was observed on various dates throughout history. The dates of Thanksgiving in the era of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln had been decided by each state on various dates. The first Thanksgiving celebrated on the same date by all states was in 1863 by presidential proclamation by Abraham Lincoln for the final Thursday in November.

It was not until December 26, 1941, that the official date changed to the fourth Thursday in November -this time by federal legislation with the support of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Wikipedia

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