As America celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 28, most government offices and many private businesses will be closed.

Thanksgiving, celebrated on the last Thursday in November, is a federal holiday recognized nationwide.

For Americans, it’s often a holiday full of food, family and parades. The first Thanksgiving feast is thought to have been in 1621.  

In 1789, President George Washington declared a day in late November as one for public thanksgiving and prayer, but it wasn’t until 1863 that Thanksgiving was recognized as a federal holiday by President Abraham Lincoln and set as the last Thursday in…



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