Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

One of America’s most cherished holidays is almost here– Thanksgiving! There are certain inevitable facts about Thanksgiving that we are all pretty familiar with such as:

  1. Family from far and wide will come together to celebrate.
  2. The Thanksgiving Day Parade will likely be on at least one TV in your home.
  3. There’s a high probability there will be someone at the Thanksgiving table you haven’t seen in a very long time.
  4. Turkey will be served with an assortment of delicious sides like candied yams, cranberry sauce or green bean casserole.
  5. After (probably) too much turkey and festivities a nap will definitely occur.

Certain things come to mind quickly when thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday, however we wanted to point out a few lesser known Thanksgiving Day facts. Feel free to entertain your out-of-town relatives with the following Turkey Day knowledge:

  1. About 46 million turkeys are cooked for Thanksgiving each year. That’s a lot of birds.
  2. Abraham Lincoln was the president to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday.
  3. It’s not likely that turkey was served at the first Thanksgiving, however lobster and seal were both on the menu.
  4. Canada also celebrates Thanksgiving but they gather around the table on the second Monday in October. Interesting, eh?
  5. There are four places in the United States with the name ‘Turkey’: there is a Turkey in Texas and in North Carolina and a Turkey Creek in both Louisiana and Arizona. Seven places in the US are named ‘Cranberry’ and 33 are named ‘Plymouth’.
  6. During the first Macy’s Day Parade, live animals from the Central Park Zoo walked the streets of New York City.

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We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

(Thanks to Good Housekeeping and CNN and for the fun facts!)


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