A Traditional Thanksgiving Feast

Danielle Kennedy, Reporter

Did you know that the first-ever Thanksgiving feast was three days long? Thanksgiving was first celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621 to celebrate their first harvest in the New World. The first Thanksgiving feast did not even include turkey, but instead, they ate pumpkin, lobster, squash, and clams!

The average calories consumed by a single person during Thanksgiving is about 4500! To burn off all of those calories would take over 10 hours of running and exercising.

During the holidays 46 million turkeys are sold across the United States and, on average, it takes about 7 hours to cook a Thanksgiving dinner. People travel far and wide to meet with family members for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This is a wonderful time to spend quality family time and stuff your belly with yummy, heart warming food.

Here’s another fun fact.  Did you know that the song Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song even though it is played during Christmas time?