According to the web site http://gonewengland.about.com/od/thanksgivingfacts/ Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. It was the last Thursday in November. Franklin D Roosevelt changed it to the fourth Thursday in 1941. Also, quoting from the web site http://www.calendarmine.com/Holidays/American_Thanksgiving.asp "In 1879 the Canadian Parliament made Thanksgiving a national holiday. It was originally placed on November 6th. In 1957 the government established the holiday on its present date the second Monday of October."
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President, issued the first official proclamation that made Thanksgiving an annual national holiday.
President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in the USA in 1863.
George washington made thanksgiving a annual holiday
No president made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1789, Abraham Lincoln did on October 3, 1863.
President Abraham Lincoln made it a holiday in 1863.
Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Several Presidents, including George Washington, made one-time Thanksgiving holidays. . Although the demand for making it a regular national holiday came in from various quarters, but of little impact. In 1827, Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale began lobbying. several Presidents for the proclamation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. It didn't see success until 1863 when Abraham Lincoln finally made it a national holiday with his 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation. Several Presidents, including George Washington, made one-time Thanksgiving holidays. .
President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a Federal Holiday in 1864.
Lincoln was the president in 1863.
No. It was President Abraham Lincoln who made it a national holiday in 1863.
George washington, in 1789 declared November 26 a day of thanksgiving
Abraham Lincoln made a statement that Thanksgiving would always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November as an American holiday.
Abraham Lincoln in 1863 made it a national holiday.
I believe it to be Lincoln in 1863.
President Abraham Lincoln made it a national holiday in the USA in 1863.
im not entirely sure, bt what i do know is that president Lincoln had officially made thanksgiving a holiday
The pilgrams had a thanksgiving but didn't make it a holiday,it was Abe Lincoln who made thanksgiving a national holiday.
Thanksgiving was made a national holiday by President Lincoln, but it wasn't celebrated until much later in the 1900's. The date of the holiday has also changed off and on.
The pilgrims and indians. President Lincoln made it a holiday and FDR made it the 4th thursday of november.
George Washington declared the first two national thanksgiving days in 1789 and 1795, but it was Abraham Lincoln who made it an annual observance beginning in 1863.
thanksgiving is also a legal holiday in canada .when is it
The president that declared Thanksgiving is George Bush cause his family was Indian and he was Pilgrim so the family together made a holiday named thanksgiving...... Hope that answers your question
President George Washington issued the first official government proclamation of Thanksgiving in 1789. President Abraham Lincoln made it a yearly official national holiday in 1863.