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Happy November, everyone! Because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to stick with my theme of fun facts and share some about Thanksgiving!

  1. The first Thanksgiving was actually a three-day event!
  2. They had so much food that they decided to continue eating the next two days! Also, the first Thanksgiving feast didn’t even have turkey.
  3. Thanksgiving was proclaimed a national holiday on October 3, 1863.
  4. The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade didn’t have any balloons or big floats, but it did have animals from the Central Park Zoo.
  5. One year, Thanksgiving was celebrated on the third Thursday in November, not the fourth.
  6. FORTY SIX MILLION turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving every year!!
  7. Every year, a turkey is pardoned by the current president. George H.W. Bush started this tradition in 1989 and it has been kept up since then. These turkeys not only live past Thanksgiving, they have been to Disneyland and Walt Disney World!
  8. There is a 24-hour call and text message line available for help with cooking your Thanksgiving turkey!
  9. Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina each have a town named “Turkey.”
  10. My personal favorite thing about Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie. 50 million pumpkin pies are eaten on Thanksgiving!

See if anyone at your Thanksgiving table knows any of these fun facts!