Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress. Thomas Jefferson chose not to observe the holiday, and its celebration was intermittent until the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, when Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1863, during the American Civil War. Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader fall/winter holiday season in the U.S.
In recognition of Thanksgiving Day, all Houston Federal Credit Union offices will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2018. November 22, 2018 is a Federal Reserve Bank Holiday; therefore, checks and deposits will not post to your account. Please make your deposits before the holiday. Normal office hours will resume on Friday, November 23, 2018.