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Interesting Facts about Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2018

The people in United States must be busy prepping for Thanksgiving this week as it is a day wherein families get together, eat delicious food, spend time and shed light upon the things that they are most thankful for. It is a time for reflection, a moment to thank and a time to enjoy with each other. Everyone knows about their family traditions, but how much do you know about thanksgiving apart from this? Check out some interesting facts about thanksgiving below:

• 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

• The first thanksgiving lasted for three days, but now a days it is just a one day celebrations

• About 280 million turkeys are sold annually for Thanksgiving which is about 7 billion pounds of Turkey.

• The “jingle bells” was originally a thanksgiving song

• The day after thanksgiving is Black FRIDAY

• Thanksgiving is not just an American holiday. Canadians celebrate it as well but the only difference is they do it on the second Monday in October.

• Minnesota produces more turkey than any other state in America.

• The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the drinking night.

• Benjamin Franklin always wanted turkey to be the official bird of US

• The parade was also originally called the Macy's Christmas Parade but was renamed the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1927.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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