Thanksgiving Activities

November 26, 2008 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Holidays | 1 Comment

Take time this Thanksgiving to give thanks and start traditions.

Thanksgiving Trivia

1620 The pilgrims arrived in North America in the month of December.

1621 The first harvest feast was held in Plymouth, Massachusetts and lasted three days.

1789, 1795 President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in the year.

1827 Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor with a magazine, started a campaign to recognize Thanksgiving as a day for gratitude and prayer.

1863 Abraham Lincoln set aside the last Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving through the “Thanksgiving Proclamation.”

1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving to stimulate the economy by extending the Christmas shopping season.

1941 Congress passed an official proclamation declaring that onwards Thanksgiving would be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November each year.

Most of all Be Thankful for all we have and Give the Lord praise!


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  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family. Check out my helpful guide for the holiday…thanks. It’s been a rough Year for many, I hope you enjoy it just as much.

    It’s a time to remember about giving and giving back. TO be thankful for all that you have, and to remember those worse off, and those who did not make it to see another Thanksgiving. And, to look forward to next Year’s Thanksgiving as well.

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