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Hank Greely says " the Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving, but do it in October rather than November"

RH: This makes sense because until the American Revolution Anglo-America had a common history. In the US George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving Day, and Abraham Lincoln in 1863 made it a national holiday. Why did Lincoln do this in the middle of the Civil War? I believe that in Canada Thanksgiving does bot have the same official status.

Ronald Hilton - 11/27/02