Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thanksgiving Fun Facts - Author: Kailey

Many people think that Thanksgiving is about the food or watching the football game.  Thanksgiving is about the pilgrim and Native Americans coming together to celebrate the end of harvest time. Some weird facts you may not know are…..

  1. Thanksgiving didn’t become a holiday until 200 years later. It officially became a holiday in 1863.
  2. The first Thanksgiving was a three day feast.
  3. They threw the first Thanksgiving in honor of the pilgrims first successful harvest.
  4. Turkey was not on the first Thanksgiving menu.
  5. Pumpkin pie and potatoes were also not included.
  6. In 1939 Thanksgiving was rescheduled to the week before.
  7. The average weight of a Thanksgiving turkey is around 15 pounds.
  8. The major pumpkin growing states are New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
  9. The largest pumpkin pie weighed 2,020 pounds.
  10. The Snoopy balloon has been in the Macy’s Day Parade more than any other character.

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