Which President Moved Thanksgiving Up One Week To Help Stimulate The Economy?
During Great Depression, the United States 32nd president Franklin Delano Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day up to one week to help stimulate the economy via spurring retail sales.
The year was 1939.
In 1941, the United States Congress also passed a bill for legally recognizing the celebration.
At that time, Roosevelt’s plan went widely popular as ‘Franksgiving.’
Present-day, Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the US. They celebrate it on the 4th Thursday of November.
Although, each year, it often falls on different dates.
What Is The Real Story of Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a harvest festival, first started in 1621 on November 25th.
It was first celebrated by European settlers (British) and some Natives as an autumn harvest festival.
Along with the United States, countries like Canada, Saint Lucia, and Grenada also celebrate this festival.
By celebrating this harvest festival, people in these countries give their thanks to the almighty god and ancestors.
Usually, on these days, people in the United States celebrate with massive shopping (Black Friday) and having good foods like roasted turkey, potato, onion, tomatoes, milk, and many other tasty dishes.