What makes Thanksgiving the holiday it is today?

What makes Thanksgiving the holiday it is today?

Jenna Martin, Reporter

Thanksgiving is a holiday that some people love, yet some dislike. We all know why we celebrate Thanksgiving, but does anyone truly shine light on why Thanksgiving is celebrated the way it is? The holiday itself has a very interesting back story, so here are the top ten most interesting facts about Thanksgiving.

10. The wishbone is much older than Thanksgiving.

9. Watching football is an integral part of most Thanksgiving celebrations.

8. Americans usually eat around 280 million turkeys every Thanksgiving.

7. Cranberries are native to North America.

6. There is an official Thanksgiving postage stamp.

5. Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year.

4. The traditional foods eaten on Thanksgiving have not changed since 1621.

3. Every Thanksgiving, the U.S. president at that time will pardon a turkey.

2. Macy’s has put on a parade every Thanksgiving since 1924.

1. The first Thanksgiving took place in 1621.