Thanksgiving: Born of Politics...Tempered By Tradition
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
Thanksgiving...a truly American holiday at its core yet a holiday also celebrated in Canada, some Caribbean Islands, Brazil, and in Liberia as well. Thanksgiving...now predominately a secular holiday has its historical roots in both religious and cultural traditions. And while President George Washington proclaimed the first “national day of Thanksgiving” in 1789, it was not officially celebrated annually until President Abraham Lincoln, in an 1863 proclamation, designated the last Thursday in November to be "a day of thanksgiving and praise." And it remained so until 1939 when FDR moved Thanksgiving to the second-to-last Thursday in November after retailers balked that Thanksgiving would fall on November 30th that year thus cutting the Christmas buying season short...modern day political-style lobbying of sorts I'd say. More on the specifics of this date change in a bit.
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