Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays in the United States today. No matter what you are giving thanks for this year, it's a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends!
While the harvest has been celebrated since time immemorial, the modern holiday that we call Thanksgiving dates back to 1621. The Pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest in the New World with a Thanksgiving feast. Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln officially established the last Thursday in Novemebr as such.
Over 84% of adults in the United States will attend Thanksgiving dinners this year. Over 94% of those dinners will include cranberry sauce.
TURKEY TRIVIA...*Can fly up to 55 MPH over short distances. *Run up to 25 MPH on the ground. *Have excellent hearing but no ears. *Have a poor sense of smell. *Can see in color. *Have a 270 degree field of vision, making them difficult to sneak up on. *Sometimes sleep in trees.
Over 45 million turkeys are prepared and eaten in the United States for Thanksgiving each year. The five most popular ways to eat leftover turkey from your holiday dinner includes: soups/stews, sandwiches, casseroles, stir-fry, and salads.