A Brief History of Thanksgiving ~ Tidbits I didn't know

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Here are a few tidbits about Thanksgiving for those of you who like History.  It is not what I remember from shcool at all.  Its a short read so just sit for a moment and read it.

Thanksgiving Day is now a favorite American holiday...but did you know it took awhile to catch on as an annual tradition?

According to scholars, the first known Thanksgiving took place on September 8, 1565 in Saint Augustine, Florida when Spanish settlers held a Mass of Thanksgiving after arriving safely in the New World. English settlers in the Virginia Colony held a similar day of thanks in 1619. Two years after that, the colonists at Plymouth Plantation celebrated the most famous Thanksgiving, during 1621.

It wasn't until October 3, 1789, that it actually became a holiday, when then President George Washington proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving...but just for that year. In 1795, Washington again proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving, and President John Adams also declared Thanksgivings in 1798 and 1799.

After a decade and a half without the celebration taking place at all, President James Madison renewed the tradition in 1814, and even went so far as to declare the holiday twice in 1815!

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln finally proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving that should take place every year. Years later, President Franklin Roosevelt stated that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month - as opposed to landing on the occasional fifth Thursday.

 

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June:  That was nice.  I often enjoy reading about the history behind such holidays.  Thanks so much for your sharing effort.  And... Happy Thanksgiving !

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Karen ~ Thanks for stopping by, sitting a spell and reading a bit of History.

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June, thanks for the tidbits of Thanksgiving history. Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

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Rebecca ~ You do the same and its great to see your back and hopefully feeling much better!

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June, I'm so glad the 4th Thursday was selected.  I wouldn't want to be waiting for the 5th Thursday to be thankful!  The wicker rocking chair is so inviting.  Perfect place for relaxing after that big turkey dinner.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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