If you've been thinking that this year's Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, November 22nd is a bit early, you're right. In fact, it's the earliest November date that the holiday can occur.

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Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Here's the scoop for answers.com:

"Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November. Since sometimes there are five Thursdays in November, Thanksgiving may not be on the last Thursday of the month. The earliest date for Thanksgiving is November 22. The latest date for Thanksgiving is November 28."

By the way, the last time Thanksgiving Day fell on November 28th was 2002. The next time the holiday occurs on the 28th is next year, 2013.

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