Thanksgiving Food Sources


Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. There are around 276 million Americans that celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a very wonderful time for families all around the world to gather, feast, catch up, and share what they are thankful for. Thanksgiving is always on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving is celebrated on November 25th this year. People generally watch the Macy parade and NFL football games on Thanksgiving. Macy has put on a parade every Thanksgiving since 1924. Most folks eat a roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casseroles, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and of course Pumpkin pie or any other kind of pie. There are more than 46 million turkeys killed each year for Thanksgiving. When Thanksgiving ends, black Friday begins. Black Friday begins the day after Thanksgiving. During the presidency of George H. W. Bush, it became a tradition for the president to issue a ceremonial “pardon” to the turkey. It is a tradition that the turkeys be picked from the chairperson of the NTF’s home state, occasionally from the chair’s own farm. And that about wraps it up, hope that you have a great Thanksgiving (if you celebrate the holiday, of course).