Thanksgiving is almost here!  It’s time to gather with family and friends and celebrate with your own traditions.  Here are a few fun facts about Thanksgiving that may be new or interesting to you!

  1. The first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621.
  2. U.S. farmers will produce 735 million pounds of cranberries, which are native to the Americas. The top producers are Wisconsin and Massachusetts.
  3. 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
  4. NBC Radio broadcasted the first national Thanksgiving Day game in 1934, when the Detroit Lions hosted the Chicago Bears.
  5. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, first televised nationally in 1947, now draws some 44 million viewers—not counting the 3 million people who actually line the 2.5-mile Manhattan route.