As children, we all learned the story of the Pilgrims coming to America via the Mayflower and landing on Plymouth rock. There they met friendly Indians who showed them the right food to eat and had a huge dinner. All over colonies celebrated this day called Thanksgiving and it wasn’t until 1863 under President Abraham Lincoln that he issued a ‘Thanksgiving Proclamation and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving making it a national holiday. After doing a little research I found a few fun facts that I thought I would share.
1. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the U.S
2. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920’s
3. The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.
This year has given me a lot of things to be thankful for. Good friends, a supportive family, and millions of opportunity. So on this special day with your family or friends, don’t forget to be thankful and have a great Thanksgiving and hopefully you enjoyed the fun facts!