A Rich History of Thanksgiving

A Timeline

A Rich History of Thanksgiving Data

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1619 First Thanksgiving Celebration in Virginia by English Settlers 🍁
1621 Pilgrims Celebrate First Thanksgiving in the New World πŸ‚
1789 Thanksgiving Nationalized On and Off Since George Washington's Proclamation πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
1863 Abraham Lincoln Proclaims National Thanksgiving Day in November 🎩
1870 Ulysses S. Grant Signs Law Making Thanksgiving a Yearly Federal Holiday in Washington, D.C. πŸ“œ
1885 Congress Makes Thanksgiving a Paid Holiday for All Federal Workers in the U.S. πŸ’Ό
1920 First Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Oldest Thanksgiving Parade πŸŽ‰
1924 First Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City 🎈
1939-1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt Moves Thanksgiving Date, Observed for Three Years πŸ“…
1942 onwards Permanent Observation Date for Thanksgiving Set by Congress πŸ—“οΈ