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Where is Thanksgiving held?

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Thanksgiving is primarily held in the United States, but some people celebrate it in Canada. Every year, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

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Where is Thanksgiving held?
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The first Thanksgiving was held in 1691 when the pilgrims and Indians sat down together for a meal in honor of their harvest. Author Sarah Hale begin arguing for turning Thanksgiving into a national holiday in 1846. After many failed attempts, she sent a personal request letter to President Abraham Lincoln in 1963. Several days later on Oct. 3, 1863, Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as a national holiday. In 1941, President Roosevelt signed a bill into law that ensured Thanksgiving would be a national holiday.


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