The 150th Anniversary of Thanksgiving

29 Nov

What a fortnight! We celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination, and the 150th anniversary of Thanksgiving!

So notes historian John Fea, historian at Messiah College. Thanksgiving became an unofficial national holiday (that is, needing to be proclaimed annually) starting in 1863 with a proclamation by President Lincoln. President Roosevelt (Franklin Delano) made the holiday the 4th Thursday in November in 1939. Congress made it official in 1941.

Read Fea’s post here:

via The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Don’t Forget to Acknowledge the 150th Anniversary of Thanksgiving.

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