Wednesday November 20, 2019

Thanksgiving Day 2008


Bountiful Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, cranberries and all the fixings.
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Thanksgiving Day for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on Thursday, November 27th.


Thanksgiving Day in the United States is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November each year. Traditionally it is a time to give thanks for all the sacrifice and hard work done for the harvest. In modern times people take time off work (4 day weekend starting Thursday) and spend time with family and friends over a large feast held on Thanksgiving Day.


Thanksgiving in the early days of the United States was celebrated on a variety of dates and eventually Abraham Lincoln in 1863 with help from Sarah Josepha Hale [1] decided Thanksgiving should be on the final Thursday in November. Later, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the day into law [2] making the day officially celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.

Thanksgiving around the world

In Canada, they celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. Liberia celebrates the day on the first Thursday of November and Saint Lucia the first Monday in October and finally Grenada celebrates on October 25th each year.

Days to Thanksgiving 2008

Thursday, November 27th is day number 332 of the 2008 calendar year with -10 years, -11 months, -23 days until Thanksgiving Day 2008.



Further Reading:
More Details on Wikipedia Thanksgiving
Encyclopedia Britannica on Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day


References:
1.”Thanksgiving – Sarah Josepha Hale” - Time, Time.com.
2.”Congress Establishes Thanksgiving” - National Archives, Archives.gov.


Thanksgiving
Name(s):Thanksgiving
Type:Federal Holiday
When:Fourth Thursday of November (U.S.)
Second Monday of October (Canada)

Dates for Thanksgiving

HolidayDateDays to Go
Thanksgiving 2018 Thursday, November 22, 2018 -363
Thanksgiving 2019 Thursday, November 28, 2019 8
Thanksgiving 2020 Thursday, November 26, 2020 372
Thanksgiving 2021 Thursday, November 25, 2021 736
Thanksgiving 2022 Thursday, November 24, 2022 1100
Thanksgiving 2023 Thursday, November 23, 2023 1464


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