Thanksgiving is one of America’s prized holidays. Here are a 10 fun facts to share at the table with your family on Thanksgiving.
- There are three places in the US named Turkey.
- The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade used live animals from the Central Park Zoo.
- Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song.
- The Detroit Lions always play on Thanksgiving.
- The night before Thanksgiving is the best day for bar sales in the US.
- Thanksgiving leftovers inspired the first-ever TV dinner.
- Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the official bird of the US.
- Thomas Jefferson canceled Thanksgiving during his presidency.
- FDR tried to change the date of Thanksgiving — and it caused a lot of problems.
- Minnesota produces the most turkeys in the US.
- There is an annual tradition of offering a turkey a presidential pardon — and no one is really sure when it began.
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