Happy Thanksgiving ~ Test Your Thanksgiving Trivia!

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Thanksgiving Day in the United States and Canada celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. Thanksgiving is important because it’s a positive and secular holiday where we celebrate gratitude, something that we don’t do enough of these days.

We are incredibly thankful for our wonderful residents, supportive family members, caring team members, amazing Board Members and generous donors.  We wish each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving day full of Family, friends and much gratitude.

How much do you know about Thanksgiving?  (Answers are below).

Now, let’s test your knowledge about Thanksgiving!  (Answers are below)

  1. Question: How many calories on average are consumed, per person, at Thanksgiving dinner?
  2. Question: When was the first Thanksgiving football game?
  3. Question: When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?
  4. Question: Who was the first President to receive a ceremonial Thanksgiving Turkey?
  5. Question: Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?
  6. Question: Which President made turkey pardoning an annual event?
  7. Question: Which President refused to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
  8. Question: Which President tried to make Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November to help boost the economy for the holiday season?
  9. Question: How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America each year?
  10. Question: What percent of Americans skip turkey on Thanksgiving?
  11. Question: How many Americans prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to Thanksgiving dinner?
  12. Question: About how many pumpkin pies are consumed every Thanksgiving?
  13. Question: Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for what trade profession?
  14. Question: Do Americans prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie?
  15. Question: What turkeys actually gobble?
  16. Question: When was green bean casserole introduced to Thanksgiving dinners?
  17. Question:  What year did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade first have balloons?
  18. Question: On average, how many people attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year?
  1. Answer: 4,500
  2. Answer: 1876 
  3. Answer: 1920
  4. Answer: Harry S. Truman
  5. Answer: John F. Kennedy
  6. Answer: George H.W. Bush
  7. Answer: Thomas Jefferson
  8. Answer: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  9. Answer: About 46 million
  10. Answer: About 12 percent
  11. Answer: About 80 percent
  12. Answer: About 50 million
  13. Answer: Plumbers
  14. Answer: Apple pie
  15. Answer: Male turkeys
  16.  Answer: 1955
  17. Answer: 1928
  18. Answer: About 3.5 million
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