Fun facts about Thanksgiving

Facts that may change the way you look at Thanksgiving

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Fun facts about Thanksgiving

Corey McGoffin, Contributor

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Facts about Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving was in 1621

Approximately 280 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving each year

Commercially raised turkeys can’t fly

George Washington made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1789

Every Thanksgiving the President pardons a turkey

The first Thanksgiving lasted three days

Historians are unsure if turkey was consumed at the first Thanksgiving

In 1939, Thanksgiving was held on the Third Thursday of November-not the fourth

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in November in Canada which is Columbus Day in the US

About 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving

Only male turkeys can “gobble”


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