Thanksgiving is the time to be with your family, friends and a lot of food! We have always known this as true, but do you know about the history and some fun facts of the Thanksgiving holiday?

Check out these Thanksgiving facts:

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, not the eagle.
  • The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621
  • No turkey on the menu at the first Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until over 200 years later!
  • Only spoons and knives were used on the first Thanksgiving
  • Only male turkeys gobble
  • Canadians have Thanksgiving too
  • Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song
  • Thanksgiving leftovers inspired the first-ever TV dinner
  • FDR tried to change the date of Thanksgiving

Impress everyone this Thanksgiving by telling them a few of these facts.

Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy!