10 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

  1. The first Thanksgiving took place in 1621.
  2. Every Thanksgiving, the current U.S. president pardons a turkey.
  3. Macy’s has put on a parade every Thanksgiving since 1924.
  4. Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year.
  5. The foods eaten for Thanksgiving dinner haven’t changed much since 1621.
  6. Americans eat over 280 million turkeys every Thanksgiving.
  7. Cranberries are native to North America.
  8. There is an official Thanksgiving postage stamp.
  9. The wishbone tradition is much older than Thanksgiving.
  10. Watching football is an integral part of most Thanksgiving celebrations.

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