Every year, on 4th Thursday of November, folks in US celebrate Thanksgiving day.
Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. [Source: Wikipedia]
A similar holiday exists in Canada too, they celebrate it on Second Monday of Every October.
We will celebrate thanksgiving in PHD style, by sharing a wacky formula tip.
Today, we are going to learn how to use excel formulas to find out thanksgiving day’s date for any year. Now, if only turkeys could use excel, they would be running for cover.
Assuming cell A1 has the year, the formula to find US thanksgiving day’s date is,
To find Canadian thanksgiving date,
How does this formula work?
It is fetching the fourth Thursday of November by finding out what day of week November first is and then adding sufficient number of days to it. For eg. November First, 2009 is a Sunday, so thanksgiving day will be on 26th.
Happy thanksgiving everybody
I am in Denmark now, and there is no concept of Thanksgiving day here. But we don’t need a holiday to be thankful for all the wonderful things we have in life. I am thankful to have a loving wife and 2 wonderful kids and 6919 PHD members. Thank you.
PS: Watch out for a thanksgiving sale announcement on PHD in the next 3 hours.