Our Houston office will be closed on November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November. This year that falls on Thursday, November 26th. Most government offices, businesses and schools close on Thanksgiving Day – with many closing on the Friday after, too, giving their employees a four day weekend.
The celebration of Thanksgiving is, in general, a feast to give thanks for the fruits of the previous harvest. In America specifically, it dates back to the 1600s.
There’s some argument over when the first Thanksgiving was, but many think it dates back to 1621, when the harvest was celebrated by the Pilgrims – Dutch settlers of the Plymouth Colony in what’s now called Massachusetts. It spread through the new country and was celebrated on different days in different commmunities until, in 1789, George Washington declared the first national Thanksgiving Day.
The Friday following Thanksgiving Day is also called ‘Black Friday’