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George Washington first made it a holiday. Abraham Lincoln made it offical.

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When was Thanksgiving made an official United States holiday?

George Washington made a proclamation recognizing a day of Thanksgiving. However, Abraham Lincoln made a proclamation in 1863 designating a specific day for the holiday.

Which president made Thanksgiving an official holiday in November?

George washington, in 1789 declared November 26 a day of thanksgiving

What made Thanksgiving?

The Thanksgiving Holiday in the U.S. stemmed from the Pilgrims survival of their first harvest in America. The Pilgrims celebrated their success with the Indians in 1621. Officially, Thanksgiving became a celebrated holiday since Abraham Lincoln made it official in 1863.

Who created the Thanksgiving holiday?

The pilgrams had a thanksgiving but didn't make it a holiday,it was Abe Lincoln who made thanksgiving a national holiday.

What did Abraham Lincoln do for Thanksgiving?

Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving an official holiday.

Who issued the first proclamation making Thanksgiving an annual national holiday?

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

When was Thanksgiving made a legal holiday?

thanksgiving is also a legal holiday in canada .when is it

How long has Thanksgiving been a holiday in the US?

Thanksgiving has been a official, national holiday since October 3, 1863.

When was the first Thanksgiving proclaimed and by who?

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.

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.

What holidays are in the fall?

Thanksgiving is a US holiday in the fall. Halloween is, however it isnt an official holiday (not sure why).

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

George washington made thanksgiving a annual holiday

When did Thanksgiving become a National Holiday and who made the Proclamation that made it a national holiday?

Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1863. Abraham Lincoln signed the proclamation making it so.

Which president made Thanksgiving day a celebration?

Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday.

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

When did the thanksgiving traditions begin?

The first Thanksgiving was in 1602. George Washington designated it an official American holiday in 1789, and Abraham Lincoln signed the holiday into law in 1863.

What holiday comes after thanksgiving?

Unofficial Black Friday Official is Hanuka OR Christmas

Was the first Thanksgiving held in 1602 or 1863?

1602. 1863 was the official holiday

What year was the Thanksgiving made?

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621. The first Thanksgiving as a national holiday was 1863.

What holiday was celebrated first by Americans?

NOT thanksgiving, this was made a holiday by Abe Lincoln.

Is thanksgiving a relagous holiday?

No. It has nothing to do with religion. In 1863 it was made a holiday by Lincoln.

After which war was veterans day made an official holiday?

After which war was veterans day made official holiday

When was the national Thanksgiving holiday approved by the US Congress?

Congress passed legislation that made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1941.october

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