1. Four towns named ‘Turkey’
In the United States, four different towns in Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, and Louisiana are named Turkey.
2. A lot of calories are consumed
The average number of calories consumed during Thanksgiving festivities amounts to 4,500.
3. You can celebrate Thanksgiving 17th-century style
If you want to experience Thanksgiving like it was back in the 1600s, part of Plymouth, Mass is still more or less the same as it was back then — tickets for celebrating Thanksgiving there are purchased months in advance.
4. The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the early 1920s didn’t have any giant floats or balloons.
5. 46 million turkeys
Americans prepare an estimated 46 million turkeys for Thanksgiving feasts every year.
We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come.