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When is Thanksgiving 2020?

The United States celebration of Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 26, 2020. If you are planning ahead, mark your 2021 calendar for Thursday, November 25, 2021. <– I always feel like the date should be the 25th…I don’t know why!

The federal holiday in the US is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Thanksgiving had its early roots as a Harvest Festival which is why the modern celebration is centered around the table for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

The First Thanksgiving

In October of 1621 a three day feast was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims and is considered the origin of the holiday. There wasn’t a consistent Thanksgiving holiday until President Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise…” which would happen on the last Thursday in November. Years later, President Grant made Thanksgiving an official federal holiday in 1870.

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