Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Tidbits



It's Tuesday so it must be time for some
Trivia.

Thanksgiving Trivia!!!!

*American's celebrate Thanksgiving
on the fourth Thursday and our friends
in Canada celebrate it on the second
Monday in October.

*Sarah J. Hale, an American magazine
editor, Abraham Lincoln to declare
Thanksgiving a national holiday.

*Abraham Lincoln issued a "Thanks-
giving Proclamation" on October 3,
1863 stating that the third Thursday
in November be set aside as the
national day for Thansgiving.

*Congress passed a law on December
26, 1941, insuring that all Americans
would celebrate a unified Thanks-
giving on the fourth Thursday of
November of each year.

*The first Thanksgiving lasted
three days in 1621.

*Traditional fare that we enjoy on
Thanksgiving was not served at the
first feast, they were said to enjoy:
Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, radishes,
cabbage, carrots, eggs.beans, goat
cheese maple syrup and honey.

*The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Parade traditions began in the 1920's.

*In the US, about 280 million turkeys
are sold for Thanksgiving Day.

*The President is presented with one live
and two dressed turkey's. The "live "
one is pardoned and lives the rest of
his life on a historic farm. This tradition
began in 1947.

*The average Thanksgiving turkey weighs
about 15 pounds.

*A  15 pound turkey usually has about
70% white meat and 30% dark meat.

So there you have it. EVERYTHING
you need to know about the upcoming
holiday.

Don't forget about the "Hello from Me
to You" project going on. More cards
will be going out soon.


~Keep on Dreaming~

7 comments:

  1. We are fixing a small breast as we can't eat a whole turkey... we like them on the hoof, anyway! Have a good Thanksgiving!

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    1. Ken and I will have our own celebration tomorrow
      then join family on Friday for more celebrating.
      We ill have pork roast tomorrow and turkey on Friday.

      Enjoy!

      M : )

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  2. Great trivia. So many things here to learn :)

    Hope you got my card to you. Such fun to be a part of your project .


    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Kerin

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the trivia.

      Enjoy your holiday.

      M : )

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  3. Interesting tidbits!! Thanksgiving is a favorite time of the year for me!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

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    1. It was fun to gather.
      Enjoy your day with your
      loved ones.


      M : )

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  4. We're doing turkey tomorrow, though my favorites are all the sides. So enjoyed the card. Be on the lookout and have a very happy Thanksgiving.

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