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How many days did the first Thanksgiving last in 1961?


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2008-11-24 12:13:16
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The first Thanksgiving lasted 3 days.


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Thanksgiving lasted 3 days because in 1961 when it first come in to place that's how many days it took to marinate the turkey.

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According to the historical record, the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving celebrations lasted three days. Interestingly enough, that may be understood as how long the celebrations last nowadays. Indeed, people often try to take off the day before or the day after Thanksgiving.The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. So people may be gone from work Wednesday through Friday. But those days are often spent in setting up and taking down Thanksgiving and setting up for Christmas. Rarely do Thanksgiving celebrations last for more than the actual day. This holds true even though Thanksgiving leftovers may fill the plates for a number of meals thereafter.3 days long

The first Thanksgiving was a three-day long celebration.

it was celebrated at the last supper

3 days! but it really was not considered a holiday until president Lincon declared it a holiday in 1863 and he was the first one to do this.

Why Thursday? Because President Washington wanted it that way. Back in 1789, President George Washington declared Thursday, November 26, to be a national holiday of Thanksgiving. This was the first official American Thanksgiving to be held as a holiday. Thanksgiving was then held every year on the last Thursday of November. (Before that, different colonies, then states, held thanksgiving when they wanted.) In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that Thanksgiving would be the second-to-last Thursday of November rather than the last. Why? Because that gave more shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Franklin Roosevelt got Congress to change Thanksgiving from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday in order to give more shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

American president Abraham Lincoln first declared Thanksgiving a national day on October 3, 1863. He declared that the last thurday in November would be observed as Thanksgiving day.

Thanksgiving is always on the last thursday in November.

Thanksgiving 2009 is on November 26th.Thanksgiving is always on the last Thursday in November.

President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, in 1863, a national Thanksgiving day for the last Thursday in November. he hoped that having a national celebration would help re-unify the North and the South .Thanksgiving days were celebrated since the beginning of America but before 1863, states set their dates for Thanksgiving.In 1941, Franklin Roosevelt got Congress to move the date to always be the fourth Thursday in November

Abraham Lincoln first declared a national day of thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November in 1862. (The date was changed to the 4th Thursday of November in 1941.)

Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the last Thursday of the month of November. Thanksgiving is am American holiday.

The first Thanksgiving feast was said to have been a three day fest and festival. The Wampanoag Indians were invited to this celebration that was organized by William Bradford in the fall of 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

From the first days of May to the last days of September.

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