Actually its a very good question. The History of thanksgiving has a torent past. The pilgrims actualy celebrated the first thanksging in early september after their Harvest, and in Mass, bay they celebrated it in July 8th 1661 a far cry from the 4th thursday of November. The answer to that comes in November 26th 1777 when the New congress of the continental United states was formed, General George Washington was ordered to stop his troops in Bad weather on the way to Valley Forge to Mark the occasion. When George Washington became the first American president he declared that day as Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims stories were added in the early 1800s to help educate New Eoropeans to the history of the US. Yet During the American Indian wars Thanksgiving was abolished, you couldnt have good images of native americans while you were slaughtering them. After a 45 year absence Abe Lincoln brought the Holiday back in 1863.Andrija PFC said:This might sound like a stupid question but how come you guys have Thanksgiving on a Thursday?
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Exactly Your thanksgiving is more in line with the European harvest fest. Like our first Thanksgiving was. They would go on for three days. Probably the long weekend. Ours has become more of an American History lesson than a Harvest fest.Andrija PFC said:It's just that Thanksgiving is always a Monday (in October) up here, so we always have a long weekend, and I just figured your Thanksgiving would be a Monday long weekend as well. Didn't know there was so much history behind it.