KNOW-VEMBER: Fun November Facts – “Sarah Josepha Hale and the First Thanksgiving”

365 DAYS OF LITERACY FOR KIDS!

During the month of November, I will be sharing KNOW-VEMBER: FUN NOVEMBER FACTS from all around the world.

Take a few moments from each November day and share the KNOW-VEMBER fun, knowledge, discovery and smiles with your kids and grandkids.

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Day 328 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids:  Fun, Easy & Do-able Daily Activities for Kids!

Americans celebrate the holiday known as Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday of November each year.

But how did this holiday come about?

One woman on a mission – Sarah Josepha Hale

In 1827, Hale began a campaign for a national holiday that would give citizens an opportunity to come together as communities and rejoice… “a national festival and observed by all our people,” she wrote.

But it wouldn’t be until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln would declare this national holiday in his famous Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863.

Thanks to Sarah Josepha Hale’s spunk, intelligence and persistence, we have Thanksgiving Day.  And we also have the song Mary Had a Little Lamb… written by Sarah, published in 1830 and considered the best known nursery rhyme in the English language!

Enjoy the celebration of Thanksgiving today and take a moment to tell your kids and grandkids about Sarah Josepha Hale.

Join me here each day in November for KNOW-VEMBER: NOVEMBER FUN FACTS – on 365 DAYS OF LITERACY FOR KIDS! – fun, easy and completely do-able!

 

 

KNOW-VEMBER: Fun November Facts – “Sarah Josepha Hale and the First Thanksgiving” was last modified: November 24th, 2011 by Sharon Couto
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KNOW-VEMBER: Fun November Facts – “Sarah Josepha Hale and the First Thanksgiving” was last modified: November 24th, 2011 by Sharon Couto