The National Holiday We Used To Celebrate In November Until Thanksgiving Came Along

It's called Evacuation Day, and thanks to President Abraham-freaking-Lincoln, celebrations for this important historical holiday fell by the wayside when he declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.


I particularly enjoyed the rather poignant thought she raises around 3:18 about the dates we choose to celebrate, especially on a holiday where we're supposed to be thankful:

"Americans are always so excited about the beginning of a war ... what if we celebrated how we used to be good at ending them?"

And now that we've gotten that out of the way...


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