Abraham Lincolns Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863

Thanksgiving is the day when we gather around the table with our loved ones and relish a big feast, thanks to President Abraham Lincoln. It was Abraham Lincolns Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863 which officially made Thanksgiving Day a holiday. When Was Thanksgiving Declared A HolidayBefore Abraham Lincoln several Presidents declared one time Thanksgiving Holiday. But … Read more

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – 1789

President George Washington during his first year as President declared November 26 as “A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer.” In his first Presidential Proclamation he wanted this day “to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.” Here is the George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789 text. Whereas … Read more

Continental Congress Thanksgiving Proclamation (1782)

IT being the indispensable duty of all Nations, not only to offer up their supplications to ALMIGHTY GOD, the giver of all good, for his gracious assistance in a time of distress, but also in a solemn and public manner to give him praise for his goodness in general, and especially for great and signal interpositions … Read more

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation June 20 1676

On June 20, 1676, the governing council of Charlestown, Massachusetts, had a meeting to decide what is the best way to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God.They instructed the clerk ,Edward Rawson, to proclaim June 20th as a day of thanksgiving. That proclamation is reproduced here in its original format. The First Thanksgiving Proclamation June … Read more

Thanksgiving Proclamations

The Thanksgiving proclamations are the declarations made by the various authorities in regard of the Thanksgiving Day celebrations. It is believed that first Thanksgiving Day celebrations were held in 1621. But later it seemed to be a difficult task for the authorities to decide a perfect day for the Thanksgiving Day celebrations. So in different … Read more