Thanksgiving was fixed as the fourth Thursday in November by law in 1941. Since it's a federal holiday, all United States government offices are closed. The day after Thanksgiving is not a federal holiday, but it's still a day off for many companies and is often the largest shopping day of the year.
If you'd like to know when other upcoming federal and business holidays occur, take a look at our 2013 federal and business holiday calendars.
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