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32 Bizarre and Fascinating Facts about Thanksgiving

We all know about the Puritans and the Indians, and we love to stuff ourselves with turkey and cranberry sauce. But how much do you really know about this popular holiday? For instance:

Although the official proclamation was to celebrate Thanksgiving on every fourth Thursday of November, Franklin Delano Roosevelt actually changed the date to the third Thursday of March from 1939-1941. He made the change on the assumption that the economy would benefit from a longer holiday shopping season. Public outrage, however, soon changed that and Thanksgiving was back on schedule ever since.

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November 26th, 2009

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