House:
ADJOURNED 'til Tuesday at 11 a.m. (Informal)
Senate:
ADJOURNED 'til Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Thanksgiving Proclamation: "Remember and Reach Out to Our Neighbors in Need"

The Mayflower's 1620 voyage to Plymouth Colony is memorialized, surmounted by a Pilgrim's captain hat, in a stained glass window in a door to the Senate president's office at the State House. [Sam Doran/SHNS]

Unlike scads of other special days set aside by lawmakers, no statute requires the governor to officially declare a Thanksgiving holiday. But governors have always done so by custom, in a tradition stretching back to Gov. John Hancock in 1780, to frame what Bay Staters can appreciate about their lot in life and how they can express that thanks.

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