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Confused Aussie - Thanksgiving

wizardfromoz

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OK I am a little confused between what George Washington proclaimed in 1789 and what Abraham Lincoln observed in 1863 :)

If Thursday 28th November is Thanksgiving

... have a good one and a safe one, all my American friends.

Cheers

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Thanksgiving
Here's somefink for your edumaction :D
Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.[1] It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress.[2] Thomas Jefferson chose not to observe the holiday, and its celebration was intermittent until the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, when Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1863, during the American Civil War. Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.[3][4] Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the date was changed between 1939 and 1941 amid significant controversy. From 1942 onwards, Thanksgiving has been proclaimed by Congress as being on the fourth Thursday in November.[5] Thanksgiving is regarded as being the beginning of the fall–winter holiday season, along with Christmas and the New Year, in American culture.

From Wikipedia as usual.
 

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Exellent history tidbit!!
 
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Even if you don't understand or celebrate Thanksgiving it is a great reason to get together and enjoy with family and friends.

Eating great food and drinking great alcoholic beverages and smoking holiday weed and just have a damn good time.

Life Is Good.
 
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OK, so last year, when there were 5 Thursdays, it would have been on the 22nd.

Gotcha :)

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