Thanksgiving Day

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noun

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
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Thanksgiving Day


noun

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 CanadaOften shortened to: Thanksgiving
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