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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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