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Thanksgiving Trivia

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  • Which city’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ends with Santa Claus getting a key to the city?
  • When was the first Thanksgiving football game?
  • How much does the average Thanksgiving turkey weigh?
    About 15 pounds
  • When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?
  • What turkeys actually gobble? (Male or Female)
    Male turkeys
  • When was green bean casserole introduced to Thanksgiving dinners?
  • How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America each year?
    46 million
  • What meat is the most popular alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving?
  • Which President made turkey pardoning an annual event?
    George H.W. Bush
  • On average, how many people attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year?
    About 3.5 million
  • How many women were at the very first Thanksgiving celebration?
  • In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely take place?
  • What city has the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade?
  • How many Americans prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to Thanksgiving dinner?
    About 80%
  • How much did the world’s most expensive Thanksgiving dinner on record cost?
    $150,000 at New York City’s Old Homestead Steakhouse
  • What meats were served at the first Thanksgiving celebration?
    Venison, swan, duck and goose were likely—not turkey!
  • Which President made Thanksgiving a permanent national holiday?
    Abraham Lincoln
  • Which President refused to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for what trade profession?
  • Who was the first President to receive a ceremonial Thanksgiving Turkey?
    Harry S. Truman
  • Do Americans prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie?
    Apple Pie
  • Which President first ordered a national day of Thanksgiving?
    George Washington
  • What seafood was served at the first Thanksgiving feast?
    Lobster, oysters, fish and possibly eel
  • How many calories on average are consumed, per person, at Thanksgiving dinner?
  • What state consumes the most turkey every Thanksgiving?
  • Which President declared two Thanksgivings in one year?
    James Madison
  • How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?
    Three days
  • Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?
    John F. Kennedy
  • When is Thanksgiving in Canada?
    The second Monday in October
  • Statistically, what is Americans’ favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how much does the heaviest turkey on record weigh?
    86 pounds
  • What percent of Americans skip turkey on Thanksgiving?
    About 12%
  • About how many pumpkin pies are consumed every Thanksgiving?
    About 50 million