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November 24

Here are some fun facts to share as you gather for this year’s Thanksgiving celebrations:
  • Thanksgiving was decreed a national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863
  • Nearly $1 billion dollars was spent on turkeys for Thanksgiving in 2021
  • Although Thanksgiving has a historical meaning, 67% of Americans say they view Thanksgiving as simply a day to give thanks
  • The first Thanksgiving menu likely featured seal, lobster and swan
  • The turkeys that get pardoned by the US president every year get treated like celebrities!
  • It’s estimated that Americans eat 50 million pumpkin pies around Thanksgiving every year


November 24