When Thanksgiving Has Fallen, November 22 To 28, 1942 – 2017; November 23 In 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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U.S. Thanksgiving has NOT always been on
the 4th Thursday of November.

It used to be on the LAST Thursday of November.

You can have 5 Thursdays in November,
as was the case 2012 & back in 1939.

The 4th Thursday in November
was made a Federal Holiday in 1942.

So, Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday
is but 76-years old.


This year Thanksgiving is on November 23.

It was last on November 23 in 2006 and before that 2000.

The 11-year gap, is atypical BUT part of the pattern — as is the case with when a given date falls on a particular day. The ’11’ having to do with leap years and the 7-days in a week. Other than the 11-year gap, which typically occurs every 4-years, the usual gap is either 5 or 6. You can clearly see that in the first image.

The second image shows what I call the ‘ebb and flow’ of how the dates CYCLE through November 22 to November 28. Kind of mesmerizing — at least to I.


Related Posts:
Check Category ‘Holidays’.


by Anura Guruge

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