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Happy Thanksgiving, America - And By the Way: Thanks
November 24, 2011
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Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. Yes, that's right - the holiday that Canadians celebrated a month and a half ago, on October 10th, is just happening now in the States. So why does American Thanksgiving, a holiday that's partly about celebrating the harvest, take place so late in the year? Ask Abraham Lincoln. In 1863, the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln declared that a national Thanksgiving Day would take place on the final Thursday of November. That was amended in 1942 to the fourth Thursday in November, and here we are.

This year, we want to wish America a happy Thanksgiving and to say thanks ourselves for all the stuff they've given us:


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