Thanksgiving 2020 - History, Meaning, Quotes, Message, Food

Celebrating Turkey day is a time-honored American tradition for nearly 400 years in the making. So before that famous Powell takes its place center stage on our Thanksgiving tables.

Thanksgiving Day Bears its origin from the Harvest Festival. Generally, Americans give thanks to God for their Autumn Harvest and every other success they have achieved in the year. 

20 Interesting Facts Of Thanksgiving

Number 1

Thanksgiving Day in the US is observed on the fourth Thursday of November. The day was declared a federal holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It is also a day off to American workers.

According to historians as selling with a cell called Mayflower cross the Atlantic carrying about 100 True pilgrims. The journey was pulled. 

Because of the terrible storms in the sea after 66 days, they are live in five months and could not proceed to the initial intent destination virgin ear because of bad weather. 

In fact, about 46 pilgrims died in cold winter the survivors who learn how to grow food from squandering a native Indian.

Number 2

in 1939 President Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving Day moving it to the third Thursday instead of the last Thursday of November. The change was done in order to encourage people to shop more. During the Great Depression

Number 3

According to Time Magazine, President Thomas Jefferson hated the idea of Thanksgiving and thought it was the most ridiculous idea conceived

Number 4

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade started in 1924 every year since then it has been presented by Macy's and New York City on Thanksgiving Day.

Number 5

Did you know that Macy's Thanksgiving Parade includes over a dozen mess of balloons with Snoopy holding the record for the most appearances?

Number 6

supposedly in 1953. The idea of the first frozen dinner came up when Swanson company used 260 tons of it's Thanksgiving turkey leftovers and packed it along with peas sweet potatoes and cornbread stuffing.

Number 7

according to the American Automobile Association, nearly forty-two point five million Americans traveled a distance of 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving weekend in 2011.

Number 8

46 million is our eight number and it's the number of turkeys. The National Turkey Federation expects Americans to eat on Thanksgiving.

Number 9

Next number and it's how much the American Farm Bureau estimates the average turkey dinner cost to feed a table of 10 people

Number 10

hold onto your Pilgrim hats because 4500 is the average number of calories a single person consumes on Thanksgiving. According to the calorie Control Council, 3000 of the calories are from the meal and 1500 come from the snacks appetizers, and drinks throughout the day.

Number 11

You're one of 48.5 million Americans estimated to travel more than 50 miles from home this year. The Stewart has told us that today is the busiest day busy travel day of the year. "AAA" expects a whopping forty-eight and a half million of those Travelers will be on the roads. So let's hope none of them On a Griswold family vacation.

Number 12

If you're in New York City joined the other three and a half million people who are expected to line the streets to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Number 13

Speaking of Christmas and Thanksgiving, the song Jingle Bells was not originally written as a Christmas song, and it's commonly thought to have started as a Thanksgiving tune. The song was written in 1857 by an American man named James Pierpont under the original title of a one-horse open sleigh. Apparently, Pierpont wrote the song for a Thanksgiving performance at his father's Sunday school and proved so popular. It was also sung at Christmas, with which the song is since become more commonly associated.

Number 14

the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest single day of travel of the year in the US, with 37 percent of travelers departing for their trips the day before Thanksgiving.

Number 15

according to the American purveyor of books, Barnes& Noble. The day before Thanksgiving is also the day in which Americans read the most. Apparently, many Americans use books to entertain themselves and relieve stress while traveling home. Or simply as a way to distract themselves from the family drama.

Number 16

Additionally, the day before Thanksgiving is also the single biggest day for bar sales in the United States. People really do enjoy becoming Krunch the day before Thanksgiving. 

Thirty-one study into the cost of Thanksgiving concluded that the average American spends one hundred sixty-five point fourteen cents on Thanksgiving. Roughly 70 dollars of that goes towards travel costs and just over fifty-four dollars goes on food.

Number 17

Every Thanksgiving, Americans eat roughly 46 million turkeys. That's roughly one turkey for every seven Americans. 

Number 18

The reason as to why turkeys are called turkeys isn't entirely clear. But the most widely accepted theory is that hundreds of years ago, Europeans began importing guinea fowl, which the English call turkeys because they were brought by Turkish merchants. 

Later on, when Europeans travel to America and first encountered what we now call turkeys, they incorrectly assumed they were also guinea fowl and began calling them turkeys as well. Nowadays, the word generally refers only to the North American bird we all know and love and tolerate, even if it is too dry to dry. 

Number 19

The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving dinner is around seven points two kilograms, or roughly six pounds the more.

Number 20

However, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest turkey on record weight, a staggering 29 kilograms, or approximately 86 pounds. This enormous turkey was named Taison and was raised in Jacksonville, SYK. Tyson was raised in, of all places, Peterborough in England.

Number 21

Most of these come from the north state, a.k.a. Minnesota, where roughly 45 million turkeys have raised each year. Minnesota is followed by North Carolina in second, with thirty-five million Gobbler's and Arkansas in third place, producing around twenty-nine million boys a year. Thirty-seven. Speaking of gobbling, you may be interested to know that only male turkeys gobble female turkeys instead produce a quiet clucking sound 
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