Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

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Fun Facts About Thanksgiving | HTR

As we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, we would like to share some fun facts and trivia about Thanksgiving; you never know, it might come in handy as a conversation starter around the table!

  • 1621 is the year of the first Thanksgiving celebration
  • October 3,1863 is when President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday
  • The average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving is 4,500
  • Over 100,000 questions are answered by the Butterball Turkey hotline each November and December
  • America’s favorite Thanksgiving Dishes are:
    • 39% Turkey
    • 23% Stuffing
    • 12% Pumpkin Pie
    • 9% Mashed Potatoes
    • 6% Sweet Potatoes
    • 3% Cranberry Sauce
  • 1920 is the first year NFL games were played on Thanksgiving
  • 1924 is the year of the first Macy’s Parade
  • The Snoopy balloon has appeared more than any other balloon in the Macy’s parade
  • Thanksgiving ranks 2nd among America’s favorite holidays

Hartford Technology Rental would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you celebrate the holiday with family and friends.