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Happy Thanksgiving Day to our Readers

Grass Clippings - ThanksgivingWhile Thanksgiving is one of the biggest events in the American calendar, for us Brits it's always been a little bit of a mystery.

The most exposure many of us get to the holiday is by watching American television series' Thanksgiving-themed episodes - and even those tend to leave us in the dark.

Grass Clippings, the largest lawn advice blog online has many USA and CAN readers and we thank you all for following us. 

As a Lawn Care Company, we also have a lot of overseas customers using our services so it seems fitting to wish them 'Happy Holidays' this weekend as this weekend is larger than the Christmas Holidays.  We have a lot of American customers here too!

From how the holiday came about to why the President pardons a turkey, here is everything you need to know about the American holiday.

When is Thanksgiving?  This year Thanksgiving falls this week, on Thursday, Nov 23, (the fourth Thursday in November) – the day before Black Friday.

Thanksgiving Day traditionally kicks off the 'holiday season' in the United States. The day was set in stone by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941. FDR changed it from Abraham Lincoln's designation as the last Thursday in November (because there are sometimes five Thursdays in the month).

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

 

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