The Year We Had Two Thanksgivings


Subject:
Holidays and Observances Individually , Thanksgiving

Description:
"At the beginning of Franklin Roosevelt's presidency, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday; it was up to the President to issue a Thanksgiving Proclamation." This essay describes opposition to Roosevelt's selection of the third Thursday in November (rather than the traditional fourth) in 1939, and the subsequent 1941 law designating the Thanksgiving holiday for the fourth Thursday in November. Includes images of related documents. From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

Publisher:
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/thanksg.html


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