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Interesting Fun Facts About Thanksgiving We Bet You Didn’t Know

It’s Thanksgiving season, one of the most fun times of the year followed by Christmas! The funny fact is we never realize how blessed we are in life during the rest of the year. We tend to forget all the small things that we have or even take them for granted. A roof over your head, good food, water, beautiful nature, caring parents & grandparents, loving siblings, wonderful friends, clothing, education; the list is endless.

However, in the hustle and bustle of life, we rarely stop to say a word of thanks and appreciate all the things we are lucky to have. So, this year let’s remind ourselves to show gratitude and visit the fun facts of these festivities. Did you know one of the interesting things about the first Thanksgiving is that they did not serve the famous pumpkin pie?

But other forms of pumpkin were served as pilgrims and native Americans ate pumpkin. Fast forward to this year’s Thanksgiving, let’s hope on to some fun facts about Thanksgiving in America.

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For most of you, your family is everything. Thanksgiving day is one special day just to appreciate all the good things you have received in your life. For all the love and care, and support life your family and life have given to you. Thanksgiving Day is one of the biggest holidays in America and Canada. It is also celebrated all over the world.

When Is Thanksgiving Celebrated?

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.

History of First Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a day to commemorate when the pilgrims of our nation sat down and feasted with the Native Americans. The pilgrims were thanking the Native Americans for helping them and keeping them alive.

You can use Thanksgiving as a time to give thanks for everything in your life and to reflect back upon the previous year.

How Is Thanksgiving Celebrated?

With the spread of American culture, Thanksgiving is also celebrated in quite a few parts of the world other than America. The major festivity is, however, observed by Christians across the globe.

Celebrations include singing hymns and prayers. A temporary platform/altar is constructed which is decorated with flowers, vines, and creepers.

Friends and family get together to celebrate thanksgiving day by cooking meals at home. Of course, you cannot miss having the turkey on a thanksgiving day.

Read here: How Christmas Is Celebrated Across Various Countries In The World?

It’s Time For Shopping – Black Friday!

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Thanksgiving also is the kickoff day of Black Friday shopping and the beginning of the Christmas season. Black Friday is known as the biggest shopping festival worldwide especially in the UK and the US.

According to the latest reports, shoppers in the UK are expected to spend 9.42 billion pounds over the course of the Black Friday weekend in 2021, of which 3.41 billion will be spent in stores.

On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can find amazing deals and discounts in stores and on online websites. It’s a steal day when people start their holiday season shopping.

Thanksgiving is an awesome holiday with magnificent food. It is a time to praise that God has given us so much abundance that we can stuff ourselves with food. The most popular Thanksgiving food is brined maple turkey with cream gravy, classic sides like buttery mashed potatoes and green bean casserole and pie.

The Macy’s Parade

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Thanksgiving parade in Chicago

The special part of Thanksgiving Day is The Macy’s Parade (which began in the 1920s). Huge helium balloons and a large number of performing bands representing their states are an attraction of this parade.

Fun Facts About Thanksgiving and Funny Thanksgiving Trivia!

Here are some awesome facts about this big holiday.

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Thanksgiving parade in Manhattan, New York city

1. Thanksgiving is a huge festival, especially when we talk about money and numbers. Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving.

2. Christmas is actually a six-week holiday that starts on Thanksgiving day with the arrival of Santa at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and goes on through the Epiphany holiday on January 6.

3. The two busiest days of the year for travel, in the United States, are the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  More Americans travel to be with family at Thanksgiving than for any other holiday, including Christmas.

4. Each year, the president of the U.S pardons a turkey and spares it from being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.

5. Gobble, gobble? Not so fast. Only male turkeys, called toms, gobble. Females, called hens, cackle.

6. Benjamin Franklin regretted that the eagle was chosen as the national bird of the United States and stated that he would have wanted the turkey to be the national bird.

7. The first Thanksgiving was eaten with spoons and knives — but no forks because they weren’t introduced until 10 years later!

8. Turkey wasn’t even served on the first Thanksgiving.

9. During Thanksgiving, you’re expected to cook yourself and not order in.

10. According to Guinness World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked for Thanksgiving was 12 feet in diameter and 2,020 pounds.

Do you know any other interesting fun fact about Thanksgiving? Let us know! Dear readers, let’s take some time to make a small thank you prayer. And don’t forget to subscribe to our website and spread the thanksgiving joy.

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Felicia Nazareth
Felicia Nazareth
Felicia Nazareth is a full-time teacher and a writer with a keen interest in lifestyle and music. Watching her favorite sitcom 'Friends', and singing are the hobbies that she enjoys the most. Not to mention, she also loves writing and expressing her thoughts to the world around her.

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