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Which president declared thanksgiving a holiday?


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Thanksgiving was declared a Federal Holiday in 1863, during Former President Lincoln's time in office.

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1789, 1st national Thanksgiving Day proclaimed by President George Washington. 1863 Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November should be celebrated as Thanksgiving. It was made an official federal holiday & moved to the 4th Thursday of November in 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt.

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