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Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Thanksgiving Day

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring November 28, 2019, as Thanksgiving Day.

The text of the proclamation is below:

This is a copy of the proclamation.


As people across the country come together to celebrate Thanksgiving, we count our many blessings and keep in our thoughts fellow Californians who have faced hardship this year.

With recent disasters fresh in our minds, we are reminded of our common humanity and the enduring generosity of our people, which always sees us through the challenging times. During these recent disasters, our heroic emergency responders and public servants of all levels of government, in addition to volunteers, philanthropists and businesses leaders, pulled together to support communities across the state, inspiring a sense of hope and optimism even in a time of crisis.

In this spirit of community, many Californians will honor the holiday through service and volunteerism, demonstrating the generosity and compassion that unite the people of our state.

We also take time today to acknowledge and celebrate the indigenous communities who have thrived sustainably off this land since time immemorial – and who continue to work for the health of the land, water, natural and cultural resources for the benefit of us all.

Encircled by family and friends this season, let us reflect on all we have to give thanks for and recommit ourselves to giving back, because California is at its best when we look out for one another.

NOW THEREFORE I, GAVIN NEWSOM, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim November 28, 2019, as Thanksgiving Day.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 27th day of November 2019.


Governor of California



Secretary of State