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In the middle of the US Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, prompted by a series of editorials written by Sarah Hale, proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863. It has been celebrated anually since.

However President George Washington was the first President to issue a Proclamation that declared a National Day of Thanksgiving on October 3, 1789.


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Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863.

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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.

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Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in America on October 3, 1863 by president Abraham Lincoln.

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The event inspired a US president to proclaim Thanksgiving as a National holiday was the Civil War. This was declared a holiday by Abraham Lincoln.

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Abraham Lincoln [February 12, 1809-April 15, 1865], as the 16th U.S. President, declared a national Day of Thanksgiving in 1863. He made that declaration by way of a Proclamation of October 3rd. That had been the date of the original proclamation by first U.S. President George Washington [February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799] to the same effect, in 1789.

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President Abraham Lincoln made it a national holiday in the USA in 1863.

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