Top 10 Thanksgiving Facts

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Thanksgiving is a great day for families to come together for food, football, and freaking awesome Black Friday deals. But there are probably some facts about this delicious Turkey Day that you’ve never heard before. So now we take a look at the top 10 facts about Thanksgiving:

10. It’s Official

Thanksgiving was not always a holiday celebrated together. Congress to passed a law on December 26, 1941, ensuring that all Americans would celebrate a unified Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November every year.

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9. Thanksgiving Days

While nowadays we celebrate Thanksgiving on just one day a year, the first Thanksgiving celebration was actually 3 days long.

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8. A Big Bird

While every year you may think that you’ve brought home the biggest turkey in the world to celebrate this wonderful feast, the Guinness Book of Records states that the greatest dressed weight recorded for a turkey is 39.09 kg (86 lbs), at the annual “heaviest turkey” competition held in London, England on December 12, 1989.

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7. An Early Thanksgiving

In 1939, President Roosevelt proclaimed that Thanksgiving would take place on November 23rd, not November 30th, as a way to spur economic growth and extend the Christmas shopping season.

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6. The National Bird

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The bald eagle is a majestic and proud bird that symbolizes the United States in wonderful fashion, however Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States. It would probably not be on the table this Thanksgiving if that were made so.


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2 Responses to " Top 10 Thanksgiving Facts "

  1. […] holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas happening just days or weeks before the new year arrives, it’s only natural […]

  2. Eileen says:

    My God! They are ugly damned birds!

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