Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thoughts on Thanksgiving



Hello!!
Have you ever wondered
why Thanksgiving is on a 
Thursday?
Yes? No?

Well, for those of you who have
I have that pertinent information
for you.

Back when Washington was 
President, he declared November
26 as a "Day of Publick Thanksgivin."
But then in the years to follow the 
holiday was announced by president-
ial proclamation an celebrated on 
different days ans months.

In 1863, Lincoln made his Thanks-
giving proclamation, the last 
Thursday of November became 
standard.

Roosevelt had a double Thanks-
giving problem.

In 1933, there was a five Thursday 
November and retailers were
up in arms,wanted him to move 
Thanksgiving up one week. He 
denied this request and Thanks-
giving was was on the last Thursday 
of the month.

Roosevelt was President in 1939 
when it happened AGAIN! 
Retailers asked for the move again 
and he agreed.

After much moving around, finally 
in 1941 Congress passed a law making 
Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of 
November.

Who knew that???


~Keep on Dreaming~



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