8 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

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Nataly Ortiz

Thankgiving is such a popular holiday for so many people- its about sitting down for a delicious meal , surrounded by family and friends. Its a time to be thankful and appreciate what we have. But how much do you really know about thanksgiving history?

  1. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over the three day harvest festival.
  2. ¬†Turkey wasn’t on the menu at the first Thanksgiving
  3. “Jingle Bells ” was originally a Thanksgiving song
  4. The average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving is 4,500
  5. More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel during the thanksgiving holiday this year
  6. 46 million turkeys  eaten every year
  7. The Butterball hotline answers 100,000 turkey related questions every year
  8. The tradition of football on thanksgiving began in 1876