Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving!

American editor Sarah Josepha Hale persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. (credit: Getty Images)
Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! American editor Sarah Josepha Hale persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. (credit: Getty Images)
Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, the day is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada. (credit: Getty Images)
Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, the day is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada. (credit: Getty Images)
The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days. 
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Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days. (credit: Getty Images)
Each year, the average American eats somewhere between 16 - 18 pounds of turkey. (credit: Getty Images)
Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! Each year, the average American eats somewhere between 16 - 18 pounds of turkey. (credit: Getty Images)
A large group of turkeys is called a flock. (credit: Getty Images)
Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! A large group of turkeys is called a flock. (credit: Getty Images)
Foods such as mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, corn on the cob, and cranberries were not foods that were present or eaten at  the first Thanksgiving's feast table.
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Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! Foods such as mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, corn on the cob, and cranberries were not foods that were present or eaten at the first Thanksgiving's feast table. (credit: Getty Images)
The pilgrims did not use forks to eat. Instead, they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers. (credit: Getty Images)
Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! The pilgrims did not use forks to eat. Instead, they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers. (credit: Getty Images)
The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving and the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated in 1621. (credit: Getty Images)
Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving and the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated in 1621. (credit: Getty Images)
In the US, approximately 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations. (credit: Getty Images)
Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! In the US, approximately 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations. (credit: Getty Images)
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.  (credit: Getty Images)
Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. (credit: Getty Images)
The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began back in the 1920's. 
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Being Thankful For These Fun Facts About Thanksgiving! The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began back in the 1920's. (credit: Getty Images)
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