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.
Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Thanksgiving, which became a USA national holiday in 1863, following a degree by President Abraham Lincoln.
Thomas Jefferson is the president who scoffed at the idea of a national Thanksgiving day.
President Abraham Lincoln .
President Abraham Lincoln was the first to proclaim Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
In the United States, "first Thanksgiving" refers to the the pilgrims and Indians' feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest in 1621. That was 390 years ago from the year 2011. As a national holiday, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. In 2011, that was 148 years ago.
Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the U.S. (also in Canada). It is possible that Jamaica has a similar celebration called by another name, but national holidays are unique to each nation.
Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863.
President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in America on October 3, 1863 by president Abraham Lincoln.
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.