Check out these Thanksgiving fun facts to celebrate the holiday!
Thanksgiving is full of history. From the story of the pilgrims to the day Thanksgiving became a national holiday to the origin of the word turkey, there’s lots to learn about the Thanksgiving holiday. Get into the spirit of the holiday and check out these Thanksgiving fun facts to share at your holiday table.
- Turkeys have become a well-recognized symbol of the Thanksgiving holiday, but what do you really know about turkeys? We often think that turkeys make a “gobble, gobble” noise, but that sound is unique to male turkeys called toms. Female turkeys called hens make a cackling noise.
- Thanksgiving wasn’t an official national holiday until Congress approved it in the 1940s. President Abraham Lincoln, however, was the first government official to recognize the holiday after persuaded by the efforts of Sarah Josepha Hale.
- Before it was decided that the bald eagle would be the national bird of the United States, the turkey was in the running. Benjamin Franklin was a supporter of the turkey and called it a “more respectable bird.”
- Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday unique to the United States. The holiday is also celebrated in Canada. Except instead of celebrating in November. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October.
- Turkeys are named after the Turks. The Turks had originally brought a species of guinea fowl to the European continent. When the Europeans tried a bird they had found in the Americas, it tasted so much like the guinea fowl that they called it a turkey.
Have a happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Enjoy spending time with your friends and family, and don’t forget to share these Thanksgiving fun facts. Be thankful for all the blessings you have in your life, and protect them with the right insurance coverage. Contact the professionals at 01 Insurance to find the best personal and commercial insurance in New York.