Thanksgiving Facts – 35 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Facts

Five states, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia, Indiana and California, accounted for 70 percent of the turkeys raised in the United States in 2016

In 1924, 400 employees marched from Convent Ave to 145th street in New York City in what was to become the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. There were no large balloons and the march featured only live animals from Central Park Zoo.

Turkeys can run at a speed of 20 miles per hour. However the domesticated turkeys are specially bred and fattened and can’t run fast.

A lot of cranberries are also consumed along with the turkeys. 350 million kilograms of cranberries was produced in the United States last year. Most of the supply came from two states- Wisconsin and Massachusetts

The American Automobile Association or the (AAA) has said that Thanksgiving 2016 saw 48.7 million Americans traveling 50 miles or more and is the highest since 2007.

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