Five Things for Thursday: Thanksgiving Day Facts, Weather & More

Here's where to find the Thanksgiving forecast for Johnston, and online resources for information on today's holiday.


Johnston Weather:

  • Thanksgiving Day: Mostly sunny. Highs in the 50s.
  • Thursday night: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 30s.
  • Black Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

What It's About: Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the 149th year that it's been celebrated as a national holiday. President Abraham Lincoln started the official holiday in 1863, though the tradition of the Thanksgiving feast is traced to 1621 in Plymouth, MA.

What's Closed: Johnston schools and town offices (except for police and fire services) are closed today and tomorrow. Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day, with Thursday's collection moved to Friday, and Friday's pickup set for Saturday.

Historical Perspective: Want to learn more about the holiday from where it started? Check out the Plimoth Plantation Thanksgiving web page, which explains the development of the modern holiday and offers lots of links and activities for readers of all ages.

For The Kids: The National Geographic Kids web page has more information, online games, and craft ideas to keep the kids' hands busy while the turkey's roasting.


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