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Thanksgiving Is Coming Late This Year for This Historical Reason

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With Halloween right around the corner, there's a likely chance you're already starting to think about Thanksgiving. But if you've happened to glance at a calendar this year, you may have noticed that Thanksgiving falls during the last week of November, on the 28th of the month. 

To give you a bit of additional perspective (re: Thanksgiving's timing), it landed on the 22nd last year in 2018, and on the 23rd back in 2017. 

Why is Thanksgiving coming late this year? 

And since the monumental fall holiday is coming almost a full week later in 2019, you may be wondering, "why is Thanksgiving coming late this year?" 

Stay tuned for a full-fledged history lesson, my friends —  the reason behind its tardiness dates back pretty far.