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Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originates as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress. Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1863, during the American Civil War. Thanksgiving is regarded as being the beginning of the fall-winter holiday season, along with Christmas and the New Year, in American culture.