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Which president made Thanksgiving an official holiday in November?

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George Washington, in 1789 declared November 26 a day of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving became an official Federal holiday on 26 November 1863. President Abraham Lincoln established that it would be celebrated on the last Thursday of every November.

Since Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving an official holiday in 1863, there has not been a president who didn't celebrate Thanksgiving. Traditionally, Thanksgiving fell on the last Thursday in November. In 1939, President Roosevelt broke this tradition. That year, November had five Thursdays, so Roosevelt declared that Thanksgiving should be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month. He did this because the country was suffering from the Great Depression, and he thought the economy could use an extra week of holiday shopping between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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.

Abraham Lincoln made a statement that Thanksgiving would always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November as an American holiday.

President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a holiday in 1863.

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Thanksgiving started as a holiday in November 26, 1621.

Why Thursday? Because President Washington wanted it that way. Back in 1789, President George Washington declared Thursday, November 26, to be a national holiday of Thanksgiving. This was the first official American Thanksgiving to be held as a holiday. Thanksgiving was then held every year on the last Thursday of November. (Before that, different colonies, then states, held thanksgiving when they wanted.) In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that Thanksgiving would be the second-to-last Thursday of November rather than the last. Why? Because that gave more shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

the holiday in November is thanksgiving

In 1941, Congress passed a bill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt signed it, that fixed the date of Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday in November. FDR attempted to move the holiday to the third Thursday in November, but Congress enacted a law to fix the date at the fourth Thursday in November, thus making it an "official" holiday. On November 26, 1941, FDR signed the bill.

Thanksgiving may be the official holiday after Halloween, but November 1st is All Saints Day or All Hallows Day/Eve.

It was president Abraham Lincoln that first declared Thanksgiving a national holiday as one more way to unite the North and the South after the War...

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President, issued the first official proclamation that made Thanksgiving an annual national holiday.

Although President Abraham Lincoln started the tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving every year, it didn't officially become a national holiday until 1941. Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November to be Thanksgiving, but in 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt changed it to the 2nd-to-last Thursday of November to make the Christmas shopping season longer. That was very unpopular with many people, so as a compromise Congress passed a joint resolution in 1941 officially making the 4th Thursday of November Thanksgiving.

President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a holiday in the year 1863.

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Thanksgiving in 1992 was on Thursday, November 26. Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thursday in November. The following day in the United States is designated as Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season.

President Abraham Lincoln was the first to proclaim Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

Thanksgiving is a United States holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in the month of November.

President George Washington was the first president to proclaim a national day of Thanksgiving, in 1789 and 1795, but each proclamation applied only to that single year. President John Adams did the same thing in 1798 and 1799 and President Madison in 1814 and 1815. After that, individual states, if they wished to, declared their own days of Thanksgiving, until 1863. Author Sarah Josepha Hale had written letters to politicians and editorials for around 40 years trying to make Thanksgiving an official holiday. President Lincoln, influenced by this and by a desire to foster a sense of unity among all the states during the Civil War, proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863. Lincoln's successors as president followed his example of annually declaring the final Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving. A small change was made In 1939, when November had five Thursdays. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the fourth Thursday, rather than the last one, in November as Thanksgiving. hoping that the longer post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas gift-buying period would help the economy, still suffering from the Great Depression. None of the presidential declarations of Thanksgiving Day were legally binding; a President is not allowed to make law, just execute those passed by Congress. Therefore, Thanksgiving did not become an official legal holiday until 1941, when Congress passed a resolution requiring that Thanksgiving be observed nationally on the fourth Thursday of November, and President Roosevelt signed it.

Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving an official holiday.

The pilgrims and indians. President Lincoln made it a holiday and FDR made it the 4th thursday of november.

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