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Thanksgiving: Why on a Thursday:

Sarah Josepha Hale, an influential magazine editor, poet, and the “mother” of  the national Thanksgiving

“Because then the agricultural labors of the year are generally completed; the elections are over; those autumnal diseases which usually prevail more or less at the South have ceased, and the summer wanderers gathered to their homes. . . .Thursday is the most convenient day of week for a domestic Holiday.”

Sarah Josepha Hale also noted that George Washington selected a Thursday when he issued first Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation–Nov. 26, 1789–to mark adoption of U.S. Constitution. (The bobble

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