Share these 10 facts with friends and family on Turkey Day!
- The Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia is the oldest continuous Thanksgiving parade in the country. It started in 1920, four years earlier than the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade in New York City.
- The Detroit Lions have played on every Thanksgiving since 1934, except during WWII, and they have played the Chicago Bears 17 times.
- According to the National Turkey Federation, 88% of Americans chow down on Thanksgiving turkey every year.
- About 80% of Americans say they prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to the meal itself.
- Norfolk Island, Australia celebrates Thanksgiving, because American whaling ships made frequent stops there during the late 1800s. It combines classic American Thanksgiving cuisine with local dishes.
- The first oversized balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade debuted in 1927 and featured large animals.
- On average, Americans each consume about 4,500 calories at Thanksgiving dinner. That would take the average male 10 hours and 33 minutes on the treadmill to burn off.
- Cook with caution! About $19 million worth of property loss is caused by residential building fires each Thanksgiving.
- The Butterball Turkey Hotline answers more than 100,000 turkey cooking related questions every year.
- In 2021, Minnesota produced about 40.5 million turkeys, more than any other state.
From our McCann family to yours, we wish you a Happy and Delicious Thanksgiving!