Which U.S. President made Thanksgiving a national holiday?


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President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day a national holiday in 1863.
Thanksgiving was originally celebrated on the final Thursday in November, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed it to fourth Thursday in November to ensure it wouldn't fall too close to Christmas.
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While Franklin Roosevelt declared in 1939 that Thanksgiving was to be moved up to the third Thursday in November, this was derided by many as "Franksgiving," and it was common for families to continue to celebrate at the end of November. It was not until Roosevelt signed the 1941 bill that Thanksgiving was fixed as it is today, sometimes occurring on the last Thursday and sometimes on the second-to-last Thursday of November.

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