How Did Thanksgiving Become a Holiday?

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The Thanksgiving Day holiday was set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941. Initially it was observed on the last Thursday in November as was designated by the former President Abraham Lincoln. But sometimes the last Thursday turned out to be the fifth Thursday of the month falling too close to the Christmas, leaving the businesses even less than a month's time to cope with the two big festivals, hence the change. But irrespective of the date of celebration the day has been observed as the national holiday since the regime of Lincoln.
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Thanksgiving was first celebrated to give thanks for a good harvest by the colonists of Plymouth Plantation and members of the Wampanoag Indian tribe in 1621.
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