Thanksgiving Day has been an official federal holiday in the United States since 1863 when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a day to give thanks and praise to our Father in Heaven. (the day was later changed to the fourth Thursday in November).
The day is usually celebrated with a Thanksgiving feast featuring a turkey as the main course and pumpkin pie for dessert. The vegetables and side dishes can be regional and cultural, but it's always a large gathering of people and lots of food.
So if you've been invited to someone's home for Thanksgiving dinner and want to bring a gift, a Thanksgiving gift basket is always appreciated.
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