Thanksgiving (also known as Thanksgiving Day) is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.
Thanksgiving, it is said, was first celebrated by the Pilgrims in gratitude for the food collected at the end of the harvest season.
But this year, while you are getting your Thanksgiving menu and guest list together, it might occur to you that Thanksgiving is a little later than usual this November. And you’re right! And as it turns out, there’s a reason for that and the story dates all the way back to 1939 when Franklin Roosevelt decided to shake up the tradition a bit in the name of good ol’ capitalism!
Thanksgiving had been celebrated on the last Thursday of the month since the time of Abraham Lincoln. But in 1939, the calendar had been unusual, as the month of November started on a Wednesday, so there were five Thursdays as opposed to four.
To restore some order and sanity, Roosevelt moved the national holiday to the second-to-last Thursday of the month and justified his decision with a pro-shopping response: merchants would now have a holiday further from Christmas to allow for more shopping time. In a way, this birthed the consumer craze known as Black Friday nearly 80 years ago.
As 1941 ended, Roosevelt made the final permanent change, signing a bill making Thanksgiving Day fall on the fourth Thursday of November, regardless of if it is the last Thursday of the month or not.
This year, the month of November began on a Friday, which means the fourth Thursday of the month falls on Nov. 28—it’s the first time Thanksgiving has been this late since 2013.
So Turkey Day snuck up on you and now you are pressed for time (or have none at all), but don’t fret, the whole team at Cid’s Food Market is gearing up to make sure that your family’s holiday dinner is filled with the most delicious, healthy and clean ingredients they can provide.
Fresh turkeys have started to arrive. Cid’s do not take special orders or reservations for Turkeys, so it’s a first come first serve basis. The early bird gets the bird!
Mary’s Non-GMO birds are a steal at just $2.99 /lb. And Local Embudo Valley Free Range Organic turkeys will be arriving in very limited quantities this week at $4.99 /lb.
For the second year in a row, Cid’s Kitchen can also take the entire load off you and prepare your Thanksgiving Dinner. From the turkey to the sides as well as the dessert, their stellar staff has you covered, using only the finest, freshest and mostly organic ingredients.
The latest they will be taking orders is this Sunday, 11/24, so get yours in ASAP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full list of pricing and what’s available, check this link for their special Thanksgiving catering menu –cid’s menu
And to help make shopping a little less stressful this year, Cid’s will be open on Sunday 11/24 from 8am-6pm., enabling you to avoid the rush and stock up on what you need before TSV opens, and lots of visitors begin to arrive!
Thanks to Cid’s, there’s even more to be thankful for this year! Tardy Turkey Day not withstanding.
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