While online this morning, guess what we discovered???? A woman named Sarah is actually responsible for our Thanksgiving holiday. WHAT?!?!?! YES!

According to the Huffington Post, her full name is Sarah Josepha Hale. Not only did she spend twenty years trying to get Thanksgiving recognized, she was also the author of the nursery rhyme 'Mary Had a Little Lamb.'



In 1863, she finally convinced Abraham Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. So, thank you, Sarah Josepha Hale, for a day filled with football, turkey, pumpkin pie and parades. Plus, no work on Friday! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!


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