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Sarah Josepha Hale famously campaigned for Thanksgiving to become a holiday.

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Who was the lady that made Thanksgiving a holiday?

The lady that made Thanksgiving a holiday was Sara Josepha Hale. Sara successfully lobbied Abraham Lincoln and had Thanksgiving established as a holiday on November 26, 1863 by presidential proclamation.


Why is Sarah Josepha Hale The Mother of Thanksgiving?

Sara Josepha Hale is the Mother of Thanksgiving because she famously campaigned for the holiday.


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Did the Mayflower Compact made Thanksgiving?

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Who invented Thanksgiving and Memorial Day?

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Which president made Thanksgiving day a celebration?

Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday.


What year was the Thanksgiving made?

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What proclamation did Abraham Lincoln issue in 1863 dealing with thanksgiving?

You are probably referring to his October 3, 1863 proclamation which made Thanksgiving a national holiday. Prior to that, states commemorated it at different times. Journalist and women's magazine editor Sara Josepha Hale was among those who had been strongly advocating for one specific day to be set aside nationally for a Thanksgiving observance, and her view had been gathering momentum. Then, in late 1863, President Lincoln made the national observance of Thanksgiving official.


When was Thanksgiving made a legal holiday?

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When was Thanksgiving made a national holiday?

1604, how can that be when the pilgrims had the first thanksgiving in 1621


Why was Sarah Josepha Hale important to Thanksgiving?

She made thanksgiving a national holiday


Who created the Thanksgiving holiday?

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Who lead the crusade to establish thanksgiving day?

Sarah... i don't know her last name i think it was Sara Josepha Hale.


Is Thanksgiving celebrated by the Spanish?

Of course not! Thanksgiving was made when colonists were helped by Native Americans.


Was Thanksgiving everyday for the pilgrims?

no. Thanksgiving is when the natives and the pilgrims made peace and gave tahnks for it.


Who is the person that made up thanksgiving?

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How is Thanksgiving Day celebrated?

Nowadays, Thanksgiving is time to spend with friends and family and traditionally a turkey is made.


Who issued the the first proclamation making Thanksgiving a annual holiday?

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What president officially celebrated Thanksgiving in1864?

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When did Thanksgiving become an annual holiday?

Sara Josepha Hale, most famous for writing the nursery rhyme 'Mary Had a Little Lamb', decided that after she read a pilgrims diary that she wanted to recreate that first meal between the pilgrims and the natives. She made Thanksgiving an annual holiday in the 1880's and published recipes for Turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and potato.


What day was Thanksgiving made?

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Who made thanksgiving in November?

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What made Thanksgiving?

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When was Thanksgiving made an official United States holiday?

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When has Thanksgiving fallen on the 24TH?

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