When is Thanksgiving this year?
Thanksgiving is a Federal holiday in the United States that is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. The exact date varies by year. The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday.
Here are upcoming dates for Thanksgiving:
Thanksgiving 2018: Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving 2019: Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving 2020: Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving 2021: Thursday, November 25
Thanksgiving 2022: Thursday, November 24
Why is Thanksgiving always on a Thursday?
According to the U.S. National Archives, the exact day—and even month—of Thanksgiving varied for many years. But in his 1863 Proclamation, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as the last Thursday in November. Today’s standard would not be introduced until 1941, when President Franklin Roosevelt officially declared the fourth Thursday of November as a Federal holiday.
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