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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On November 26, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November would be a day of giving thanks. This proclamation was made during the Civil War. Lincoln wanted a national day of recognition to giv... More »

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 »

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 »

On November 26, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November would be a day of giving thanks. This proclamation was made during the Civil War. Lincoln wanted a national day of recognition to giv... More »

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 is celebrated in the United States as a national holiday dedicated to being with family and friends to give thanks for all of the blessings received throughout the previous year. The holiday is believed to h... More »