Why does Thanksgiving always fall on a Thursday?

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Thanksgiving is meant to represent the end of the harvest. 

William Bradford, the governor of Plymouth Colony, was the first person to declare a time of Thanksgiving during the winter harvest.

George Washington was the first president to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. Each of the first 13 colonies celebrated Thanksgiving on separate days.

Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to make Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November to prolong the Christmas shopping season in 1939.

Congress make Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November in 1941.

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