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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysThanksgiving · 1 decade ago

why do we always celebrate thanksgiving on thursday every year-.and other holidays on diferent days every year

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like christmas is on a different day every year = so is newyears day

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  • 1 decade ago
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    thats just how it is. other holidays are centered around a specific date: Christmas= December 25th, New Years= January 1st, Independence Day= July 4th, etc. Thanksgiving just happens to be one of those holidays that doesnt fall on a specific date. its a time for celebrating all the things you are thankful for. time to bring families together. its a more general and broad holiday than others and therefore does not have a certain date to revolve around. so its traditional the third thursday in November and usually falls somewhere in the 20s range of the month. this year it happens to fall on the fourth thursday of November because there are five thursdays in the month of November this year instead of the usual four.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a Federal holiday as a "prayerful day of Thanksgiving" on the last Thursday in November. Since then every U.S. President has always made an official Thanksgiving Proclamation on behalf of the nation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set the date for Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday of November in 1939 (approved by Congress in 1941).

  • 4 years ago

    purely like Easter, or mom's day, set on a Sunday, so the date variations each year. Thanksgiving is set for a Thursday, so the date variations each year. that's no longer random; it fairly is often on the 4th Thursday of November. people saying that's the third Thursday are incorrect... purely verify out the calender and count quantity.

  • 1 decade ago

    So we can have Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday off all together like a mini vacation.

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  • Shawn
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Easter is always on Sunday.

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