November 2005
No. Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
45 30 31 1 2 3 4 5
46 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
47 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
48 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
49 27 28 29 30 1 2 3
  • In 2005 year Thanksgiving Day falls on
    fourth Thursday of November

Thanksgiving Day dates in the following years:

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
Nov. 2017
23
Nov. 2018
22
Nov. 2019
28
Nov. 2020
26
Nov. 2021
25
Nov. 2022
24
Nov. 2023
23
The dates the holiday is observed are marked with a dotted line (applies to federal holidays). Date calculations are based on your computer's date and time.

Thanksgiving Day 2005

Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Dinner by grayclee

Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. In the US Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November while in Canada nearly one month and a half earlier (second Monday of October). Thanksgiving has deep roots in religious tradition, but nowadays it is primarily celebrated as a secular holiday.

Thanksgiving tradition began in early XVII century, but the date and popularity varied between states. First nation-wide Thanksgiving was proclaimed on November 26, 1789 by George Washington. The contemporary date of fourth Thursday of November was set in 1941 by federal legislation.

Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving is a great time to be thankful and appreciate who you have and what you have. It is a time for families to meet, socialize and enjoy each other's company, sometimes the only opportunity in a year. Some prefer it to Christmas because of less emphasis on consumerism. Thanksgiving, for most, is also a start of a four day weekend which is great, too.