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Thanksgiving Day

a national holiday celebrated as a day of feasting and giving thanks for divine favors or goodness, observed on the fourth Thursday of November in the U.S. and in Canada on the second Monday of October.
Origin of Thanksgiving Day
An Americanism dating back to 1665-75 Unabridged
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  • Even near the southern boundary, the weather was quite wintry before Thanksgiving Day of last year.

    The Old World and Its Ways

    William Jennings Bryan
  • They both had something to tell before Thanksgiving Day, but it was not just what Elizabeth had expected to hear.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • Was anything said on the day, Thanksgiving Day 1962, to lead you to believe that he knew how to drive or operate an automobile?

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • On Thanksgiving Day of 1862 we reached my uncle's house in the neighborhood where we now live.

British Dictionary definitions for Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

an annual day of holiday celebrated in thanksgiving to God on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and on the second Monday of October in Canada Often shortened to Thanksgiving
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