Thanksgiving traditionally revolves around family and food… but there’s more behind this tradition, that’s why in ArtsCase we decided to dig up a few cool facts about one of our favorite holidays! Here are five facts to share around today’s dinner:
1. The first Thanksgiving was a three-day celebration.
In 1621 was the First Thanksgiving celebration and it wasn’t like now days; it was over a three day harvest festival.
2.Turkey wasn’t on the menu at the first Thanksgiving.
You’ve find on the menu: Venison, duck, goose, oysters, lobster, eel, and fish; alongside pumpkins and cranberries.
3. Each year about 46 millions of turkeys are cooked for Thanksgiving.
If you love Turkey but you thing it’s a thanksgiving specialty you are right! The thanksgiving icon it’s not a popular meal the rest of the year.
4. The average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving is 4,500.
But most Americans like Thanksgiving leftovers more than the actual meal.
5.The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade didn’t feature any balloons.
When the Thanksgiving parade made its big debut in 1924, it did have something that might be even crazier than balloons: animals from the Central Park Zoo.