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Interesting facts about Thanksgiving you'll want to share with everyone you know

Updated On Nov 22, 2023 02:19 PM IST
  • Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, celebrating the harvest and expressing gratitude for the year's sacrifices and blessings.
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Thanksgiving is a yearly national holiday observed in the United States and Canada, dedicated to celebrating the harvest and expressing gratitude for the blessings of the preceding year. In Canada, it is observed on the second Monday of October, while in the United States, it falls on the fourth Thursday of November each year. Here are a few entertaining facts about the festival that you might want to share with everyone you know. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 02:19 PM IST

Thanksgiving is a yearly national holiday observed in the United States and Canada, dedicated to celebrating the harvest and expressing gratitude for the blessings of the preceding year. In Canada, it is observed on the second Monday of October, while in the United States, it falls on the fourth Thursday of November each year. Here are a few entertaining facts about the festival that you might want to share with everyone you know. (Pexels)

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The initial Thanksgiving feast in 1621 did not feature turkey on the menu, according to historians. There is no recorded evidence of turkey being consumed during that first Thanksgiving Day celebration. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 02:19 PM IST

The initial Thanksgiving feast in 1621 did not feature turkey on the menu, according to historians. There is no recorded evidence of turkey being consumed during that first Thanksgiving Day celebration. (Pexels)

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The first Thanksgiving was actually a three-day festival. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 02:19 PM IST

The first Thanksgiving was actually a three-day festival. (Pixabay)

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On October 3, 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 02:19 PM IST

On October 3, 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. (File Photo)

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The Mother (or Godmother) of Thanksgiving, 19th-century writer and editor Sarah Josepha Hale, renowned for her composition "Mary Had a Little Lamb," played a pivotal role in convincing President Abraham Lincoln to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Her persistent letter-writing campaign spanned 17 years before achieving success. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 02:19 PM IST

The Mother (or Godmother) of Thanksgiving, 19th-century writer and editor Sarah Josepha Hale, renowned for her composition "Mary Had a Little Lamb," played a pivotal role in convincing President Abraham Lincoln to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Her persistent letter-writing campaign spanned 17 years before achieving success. (AP)

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The Thanksgiving tradition of football originated in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 02:19 PM IST

The Thanksgiving tradition of football originated in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton. (Unsplash)

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Contrary to popular belief, the initial Thanksgiving celebration did not take place in November. According to some historians, it is suggested that it occurred in mid-October, aligning with the timing of the current Canadian Thanksgiving. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 02:19 PM IST

Contrary to popular belief, the initial Thanksgiving celebration did not take place in November. According to some historians, it is suggested that it occurred in mid-October, aligning with the timing of the current Canadian Thanksgiving. (Unsplash)

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