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Thanksgiving Day is a day of harvest celebrated in the United States reflecting on the blessings of the previous year! We celebrate Thanksgiving in the United State is celebrated because of the story of the Pilgrim’s meal with the Native Americans and is reserved as a day to spend with loved ones and for giving thanks.

On Thursday, November 26, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” Beginning in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln encouraged Americans to recognize the last Thursday of November as “a day of Thanksgiving.”

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and is the beginning of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is typically known as the busiest time of the year and most traveled. A time of family celebration. A traditional meal consists of good ole “Tom Turkey”, ham, dressing, sweet potatoes and sweets.

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated this year on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

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