In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving to be a holiday. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt set the date by signing a bill in 1941. It declared Thanksgiving to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of ... More »

Thanksgiving was made a national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, even in the midst of dealing with a nation torn by civil war. On Oct. 3, 1863, he issued a proclamation calling for a time of "thanksgiving a... More »

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was the U.S. President who established Thanksgiving in 1941 as the national holiday known today, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. While in 1863, Abraham Lincoln established a ... More »

Thanksgiving was made a national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, even in the midst of dealing with a nation torn by civil war. On Oct. 3, 1863, he issued a proclamation calling for a time of "thanksgiving a... More »

www.reference.com Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Thanksgiving

In 1621, the Colonial Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians came together to eat a meal in the spirit of thankfulness, an event which is regarded as the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday. Despite this, some key differences... More »

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that is celebrated only in North America, as Canada and the United States are the only two countries that celebrate a holiday by the name Thanksgiving. Other countries around the world that ... More »

Reading about Thanksgiving with children can be a valuable instructional tool to help them understand the history and significance of the holiday. Here are some books about Thanksgiving to read with children of all ages. More »