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When is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Date 2014 to 2020: Plan Ahead!


When is Thanksgiving? In the U.S., Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.

Beginning with George Washington in 1789, annual presidential proclamations had declared the last Thursday of November as the Thanksgiving date. However, in 1941, a United States Congressional declaration officially designated the fourth Thursday of November as the date of the Thanksgiving holiday. Learn more about the history of Thanksgiving.

Whether you're planning to spend Thanksgiving here in New England, where the Pilgrims celebrated the very first Thanksgiving, or to mark the holiday elsewhere, here is a handy guide to Thanksgiving dates for the years ahead.

Thanksgiving Date 2014-2020

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 26, 2020

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Past Thanksgiving Dates:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thursday, November 24, 2005


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