Thanksgiving Facts to Share Around the Turkey

imagesPilgrims, turkeys, Native Americans. That’s what comes to mind for most Americans on Thanksgiving Day. It’s a day to celebrate the union between to cultures. A day to celebrate the journey our ancestors took across the ocean to begin a life in the New World. It’s a day to be thankful for friends, family, colleagues, employment. The holiday represents so many great things in an American’s life.

So, gather round the table and spend some time with your loved ones. If conversation gets dull, share some of these fun facts about the holiday with them.

  • The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days. We’re pretty sure we wouldn’t be able to fit into our clothes if Thanksgiving still lasted three days. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. Imagine the number if there were three?!
  • About 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States.
  • Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, and a variety of other vegetables were thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving Feast. 
  • There’s a Turkey, Texas. Population 415…
  • Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef. So fried turkey is healthier than fried chicken is what you’re saying?
  • Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States. Turkey is to California, as beef is to Texas.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio!

Sources: Thanksgiving Fun Facts

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