Fun facts about Thanksgiving

Did you know…

  • The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.
  • Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob, and cranberries were NOT food present on the first Thanksgiving feast table.
  • Congress passed a law on December 26, 1941, ensuring all American would celebrate a unified Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November every year.
  • In the U.S., about 280 million of turkeys are sold for the celebration.


  • Californian are the largest consumer of turkey in the U.S..
  • The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15lbs
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86lbs
  • Black Friday is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season
  • Fun fact about turkey, they can have heart attack.
  • Cant blame the turkey for making you sleeping. Even though turkey contains tryptophan,which can act as a sedative, but only when its consumed in large quantities.
  • Thanksgiving is the holiday with the most drunk driving fatalities, even more than New Year’s Eve.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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