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Thanksgiving

On November 26, 1789, President George Washington declared the first nationwide celebration of thanksgiving.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt later signed a bill that officially established the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.   How did the United States come to celebrate this holiday on the fourth Thursday in November?  Why does Canada celebrate the