Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.
For more than two centuries, days of Thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states.Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after Congress requested a proclamation by George Washington.
It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season in the U.S.
In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, our offices will be closed this Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th.
On behalf of the Leeland Station Community Association Board of Directors and FirstService Residential, we want to wish everyone a Bountiful and Happy Thanksgiving.