Thanksgiving is almost here. Literally it’s just around the corner. I know because all the Halloween candy in my house is long gone. So it’s time to talk turkey. Thanksgiving is one of the more major holidays in the US. And is filled with family and friends getting together, being thankful and enjoying a delicious spread. A time to ponder and remember all that we are fortunate to have and yes be thankful for. And it makes no difference the kind of year any of us have had. Yes things could be better but they definitely could also be a lot worse too. It is always of great importance to take a moment to express our thankfulness, appreciation and gratitude for all we have.
The day of Thanksgiving is always commemorated on the fourth Thursday in November. Starting in 1621 and known as the “First Thanksgiving Day Feast” where the pilgrims gave thanks for the fall harvest with a feast. Here in the United States Thanksgiving is commemorated with delicious food, family and football.
Thanksgiving Fun Facts
• The first to celebrate Thanksgiving was the Plymouth Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
• Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November.
• The typical weight of a Thanksgiving turkey bought is 15 pounds.
• Approximately 280 million turkeys are sold in the US for Thanksgiving festivities.
• On average, approximately 16-18 pounds of turkey per person is consumed yearly.
• The biggest partakers of turkey in the US reside in California.
• The most common ways to enjoy turkey leftovers is in chili, soup, stew, casseroles and you guessed it sandwiches.
• Three, the number of days the first Thanksgiving celebration lasted.
• Four, the number of places named Turkey. Turkey, Texas; Turkey Creek, Louisiana; Turkey, North Carolina and Turkey Creek, Arizona.
• The first Thanksgiving feast is believed to include chicken, rabbit, lobster, fish, onions, radishes, carrots, eggs, cabbage, beans, goat cheese, squashes, honey, leeks, dried fruits, hickory nuts, chestnuts and maple syrup.
• Say no to the fork. Pilgrims used fingers, spoons and knives to eat.
• October 3rd, 1863 Abraham Lincoln delivered a ‘Thanksgiving Proclamation’ stating the last Thursday in November is the national day for Thanksgiving.
• Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade started in the 1920’s.
• Congress proclaimed Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1941.
• Did you know turkeys raised commercially can’t fly?
• On Thanksgiving Day, 91% of Americans consume turkey.
And Now It’s all About the…Thanksgiving Turkey!
It’s an annual tradition here at MasterTheEvent to find the most enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday video. We search and search until we find and all agree on the perfect one. This year the Holderness family is in the spotlight. They have taken the huge hit “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and put their own turkey twist on it. Get ready to tap your feet as you enjoy the Holderness family and “All About That Baste.”