Thanksgiving Trivia: The year Roosevelt changed the date

Thanksgiving Trivia: The year Roosevelt changed the date

thanks39

Posted January 1, 1970

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

In 1939 President Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving to a week earlier to allow for more shopping days before Christmas (as if there aren’t enough already).

The move was so controversial that some states adopted the change but others refused.

In 1941 Roosevelt called an end to the experiment and moved Thanksgiving back to the last Thursday of November which Congress codified later that year.  And the rest is history.

Join the community!

Kalinag-TM_sm.jpg

Join our community to receive special updates (We keep your private info locked.)