Thanksgiving Facts and Trivia

Thanksgiving Day is one of the biggest American festivals and this joyful holiday is observed with great fanfare in the U.S.A. as well as in many other parts of the world. Check out a chockful of facts associated to the Thanksgiving celebrations that you will enjoy reading and also find useful in enhancing your knowledge about the occassion. If you like this collection of Thanksgiving Facts and Trivia, click here and share them with those friends and dear ones who you feel would enjoy reading them. Share the spirit of Thanksgiving Day and have a mirthful celebration.
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Take a look into the little known aspects of Thanksgiving Day with these interesting pieces of information related to the holiday:

Thanksgiving Day is annually celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November, a national tradition observed since 1863.

The first Thanksgiving Day celebration is believed to have occured at the Plymouth Plantation in 1621. It lasted for 3 days.

The first Thanksgiving Day celebration was a feast held by the Plymouth settlers after a successful harvest season.

The Indian chief named Massasoit helped the pilgrims survive the harsh winter in an alien land.

The pilgrims invited the Wampanoag tribe, who helped them fishing and farming, to spend thanksgiving with them.

The eyes of a turkey encompass 270 degrees.

Truman was the first U.S. president to pardon a turkey from thanksgiving dinner.

The famous Plymouth Rock has cracked 3 times over the years, each time getting smaller and smaller, to be only the size of a car engine today.

88% of Americans are estimated to eat turkey at Thanksgiving.

Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States, an idea that was opposed by Thomas Jefferson. It is believed that Franklin then named the male turkey as 'Tom' to spite Jefferson.

Turkey enjoys the honour of being the first food eaten on the moon! During their famous expedition to moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin enjoyed roasted turkey eaten out of a foil pack.

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