The President makes a Thanksgiving Proclamation every year. ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/26/presidential-proclamation-thanksgiving-day-2014 is a site for the 2014 proclamation.)In recent years, it has become customary for the National Turkey Federation to give the President a large turkey which he pardons and sends to a farm to live out its natural life.
It was a Presidential proclamation in 1862 by Abe Lincoln. Federal legislation set the date as the 4th Thursday in November in 1941.
The year of the first Thanksgiving was 1621.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621. The first Thanksgiving as a national holiday was 1863.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621.
The First Thanksgiving Observance. A Proclamation Signed in Script Type by George Washington Appearing in The Massachusetts Centinel of October 14, 1789
AnswerThe Pilgrims had their first ThanksGiving feast in the year 1621.
The First Thanksgiving was held sometime during the Autumn of the year 1621.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated on the year 1621. It wascelebrated by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indian's.
2009 was the first year that Micheal's opened for Thanksgiving.
1788 was the year of the first US presidential election.
Macy's first Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in 1924.
The first Thanksgiving parade took place in November 1621.
It was held in Plymouth in the year 1621.
The first thanksgiving was in 1621, so this year(2014) it is 393 years ago.
John Smith was actually not at the First Thanksgiving feast. He arrived before the pilgrims around 1607. The first Thanksgiving was in 1621 with the settlers of Jamestown.
In the fall of 1621
The Emancipation Proclamation was first published on September22, 1862. It was issued on January first of 1863.