5 Interesting Facts About Thanksgiving

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Hi Flowerlovers, Happy Thanksgiving Day! Thanksgiving is a holiday where families get together, eat some tasty foods and reflect upon the things that they are most thankful for in our life. And here are some interesting facts about Thanksgiving before you celebrate it:

  1. The first Thanksgiving was actually a three-day celebration.

In the Past, Thanksgiving was actually held for three days celebration. Because the Pilgrims celebrate this day as a party and it lasts for days. Governor William Bradford organized the feast and invited the Plymouth colonists’ Native American to the party. But it was only until the Wampanoag Indian guests came and joined the Pilgrims that they decided to extend this celebration. But nowadays, Thanksgiving is only for one day celebration.

2.  In 1939, Thanksgiving was celebrated on the third Thursday in November

The holiday was originally celebrated on the fourth Thursday before to lengthen the holiday shopping season. It has been proclaimed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. He tried to offer seven more days shopping days to the holiday season. However, it was not going well so it was legally switched back in 1942.

3.  About 46 million turkeys are cooked for Thanksgiving each year.

It has been the tradition. 91% of Americans eat Turkey on Thanksgiving day, while 50% of Americans put the stuffing inside the turkey. And during the Christmas celebration, about 22 million families host an encore with another turkey. Wow!

  1. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

This parade was begin on 1924 and originally known as Macy’s Christmas Parade. This parade held to signify the launch of the Christmas shopping season. It was launched by Macy’s employees and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo, NYC. Nowadays, for about 3 million people still attend the annual parade and another 44 million people watch it on television.

  1. Three places in the US named Turkey

There are three places in United States named after this Thanksgiving celebration traditional course : Turkey. In Texas named as Turkey, in LA named as Turkey Creek and in N.C named as Turkey. Beside that, there are also nine townships around the country named as “Turkey” with three in Kansas.

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5 Best Destinations for Holiday with Family

Holiday is the best time to spend with your family. As a parents, maybe some are always busy with their work, some are not. So, they spend a less time with their childrens. Its time for you to spend quality time with your family. Dont have any plan yet? These are the lists below that you might try to visit:

  1. Beach
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Beach is a great place to spending time together with your family. Feel the calming ambience,such as the waves’ sounds, the chirping sound around, the beautiful sunset, you can enjoy it all. Its also a perfect place for relaxing your mind from all the stress you got from work. While you enjoy the scenery, your childrens can playing around too with the sand and ocean.

  1. Theme Park
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Theme park has so many attractive rides to try with your childrens. There are so many various kinds of rides, from the fun one until the scary one. Its a great choice if you go there, so your childrens can gain some new experience from it.

  1. Camping / Outdoor Activities
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If you like to go to a relaxing place, camping is also a great choice for you. Make sure to choose a place which has some beauty scenery around so you can feel the ambience. Try to do some activities too, like build a campfire and having a barbercue party. Your childrens will enjoy it.

  1. Zoo
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Who didnt like going to the zoo? This place is a pretty common place to be visited by every people. You and your childrens can see various kinds of animals. Beside that, your childrens can learn how to take care an animal, by feeding them for the example. Tell your childrens that we cannot abuse animals, because some populations of animals are rare in this world because of the environment that we have nowadays.

  1. Aquarium
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You don’t have to go to an ocean to see some creatures there. You can see it in a huge aquarium. There are so many kinds of fishes there, and you can enjoy them for free. Your childrens can learn various types of fishes and also their history. Sounds exciting, right?

Spending some time with your own family is a precious moment. Because time cannot be buy by anything. So spend time as much as you can with your family so that you can build your relationship better.