THANKSGIVING TRIVIA

How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?

What meats were served at the first Thanksgiving celebration?

What seafood was served at the first Thanksgiving feast?

Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?

Which President made turkey pardoning an annual event?

How many calories on average are consumed, per person, at Thanksgiving dinner?

How much did the world’s most expensive Thanksgiving dinner on record cost?

When was the first Thanksgiving football game?

When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?

Who was the first President to receive a ceremonial Thanksgiving Turkey?

How many women were at the very first Thanksgiving celebration?

Which President made Thanksgiving a permanent national holiday?

Which President first ordered a national day of Thanksgiving?

Which President refused to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday?

Which President declared two Thanksgivings in one year?

Which President tried to make Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November to help boost the economy for the holiday season?

Which President officially made Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of every November?

Which President received a live raccoon as a Thanksgiving present?

What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?

Which Native American friend to the settlers acted as an interpreter?

In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely take place?

How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America each year?

What percent of Americans skip turkey on Thanksgiving?

When was the first Turkey Trot?

Where was the first Turkey Trot?

How many Americans prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to Thanksgiving dinner?

When is Thanksgiving in Canada?

About how many pumpkin pies are consumed every Thanksgiving?

What happens at Cole’s Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts every Thanksgiving?

Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for what trade profession?

Do Americans prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie?

What turkeys actually gobble?

Sarah Josepha Hale, who campaigned for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday, wrote what famous song?

When was green bean casserole introduced to Thanksgiving dinners?

During which Revolutionary War battle did troops have a day of Thanksgiving?

What city has the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Which city’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ends with Santa Claus getting a key to the city?

What 18-minute monologue is performed on many rock and classic rock stations every Thanksgiving?

What year did Adam Sandler release “The Thanksgiving Song?”

What year did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade first have balloons?

On average, how many people attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year?

How many people participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year?

Black Friday isn’t the only holiday the day after Thanksgiving. What’s the other?

What popular song’s real title is “The New England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day”?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how much does the heaviest turkey on record weigh?

How much does the average Thanksgiving turkey weigh?

What state consumes the most turkey every Thanksgiving?

When did canned cranberries first come about?

What meat is the most popular alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving?

Statistically, what is Americans’ favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

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THREE DAYS

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Venison, swan, duck and goose were likely—not turkey!

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Lobster, oysters, fish and possibly eel

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John F. Kennedy

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George H.W. Bush

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4,500

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$150,000 at New York City’s Old Homestead Steakhouse

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1876

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1920

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Harry S. Truman

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FIVE

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Abraham Lincoln

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George Washington

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Thomas Jefferson

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James Madison

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Calvin Coolidge

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The Wompanoag

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Squanto

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September

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About 46 million

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About 12 percent

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1896

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Buffalo, New York

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About 80 percent

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The second Monday in October

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About 50 million

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A “National Day of Mourning” for Native Americans who died at the hand or plague of European settlers

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Plumbers

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Apple pie

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Male turkeys

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“Mary Had a Little Lamb”

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1955

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The Battle of Saratoga

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Philadelphia

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Detroit

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Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”

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1992

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1928

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About 3.5 million

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About 8,000

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Native American Heritage Day

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“Over the River and Through the Woods”

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86 pounds

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About 15 pounds

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California

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1912

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Ham

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Stuffing