Thanksgiving Day Countup
Haps: Thursday November 26, 2020
Countdown to Thanksgiving 2020, which will likely be unlike past Thanksgivings due to Covid-19. Many families will not physically get together at the dining room table, but will virtually include other family members and friends via Zoom or similar. The good news: no calories in a Zoom pecan or pumpkin pie. The bad news: no taste either! Stay healthy and safe everyone: with Pfizer and Moderna, and likely several other Pharma's on the verge of a Covid-19 vaccine, it could well be that in-person Thanksgiving is back by November 2021! Short history of Thanksgiving: George Washington established the first Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 1789, as a Day of Publick Thanksgivin. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that Thanksgiving be the last Thursday in November? In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Thanksgiving be on the 4th Thursday in November (because that year the last Thursday cut into Christmas shopping days and the country was in a period of economic recovery). Not all the States agreed, some preferring the last Thursday. After two years of debate, both houses of Congress concurred: Thanskgiving shall be the fourth Thursday in November!
Countup since Thanksgiving Day on November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Companions Poll
During the Covid-19 pandemic, with whom are you having Thanksgiving?
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