What are the Amazing Facts about Thanksgiving Day?

Amazing Facts about Thanksgiving Day

Traditional Facts About Thanksgiving Day

  • The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated by only 50 pilgrims in 1621.
  • In 1863 president  Lincoln declared Thanksgiving Day as the national holiday. Actually, Sarah Josepha Hale (writer of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)convinced him for this by writing letters for a period of 17 years.
  • During the first Thanksgiving Day, no turkey was eaten and it was started long after that event.
  • The principal aim of Thanksgiving Day was to thank God for the harvest of their crop and better crop ahead in next year.
  • At the first Thanksgiving Day, no forks were used because they were not invented at that time.

Modern Facts About Thanksgiving Day

  • Since 1947, every year on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day, US president pardons a turkey and save it from being eaten. It was first started by President Truman in 1947. This year on Thanksgiving Day 2018, President Donald Trump will perform this ceremony.
  • President Lincoln declares Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated on fourth Thursday of November every year. This year it will be celebrated on 22 November 2018.
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an attracting event on Thanksgiving Day. The first parade was held in 1924 with 400 individuals in New York City.
  • Special games of NFL (National Football League) was started in 1924 on Thanksgiving Day. Initially, two games were played but in 2006, a third game was also added. Different club teams like Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints take part in this amazing event.
  • How fast can a turkey run? A wild turkey can run up to a speed of 20 miles per hour but domesticated turkey can’t due to heavy body weight.

Which restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving day?

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving day

Thanksgiving day is a National holiday in the USA and some other countries. People celebrate it wholeheartedly and perform many activities. They prefer to have dinner outside as Thanksgiving Day Dinner. On this occasion, different restaurants are open and special dishes being prepared.

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The list of Top 15 restaurants open on Thanksgiving day (22 November) is below:

1. Per Se (4.6 stars), New York, USA. Thursday, 05:30 PM to 09:30 PM

2. Rudy & Paco Restaurant and Bar (4.6 stars), Galveston, TX, USA. Thursday, 11 AM– 2 PMand 5 PM–9 PM

3. American Bounty Restaurant (4.5 stars), Hyde Park, NY, USA. Thursday, 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM

4. Zahav (4.7 stars), Philadelphia, PA, USA. Thursday, 5 PM–10 PM

5. Benu (4.6 stars), San Francisco, CA, USA. Thursday, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

6. Quince (4.6 stars), San Francisco, CA, USA.Thursday,  5:30 PM–9 PM

7. Momofuku Ko (4.7 stars), New York, NY, USA. Thursday, 3 PM–11:30PM

8. Orchids at Palm Court (4.6 stars), Cincinnati, OH, USA. Thursday, 5:30 PM–10 PM

9. Oriole (4.9 stars), Chicago, IL, USA. Thursday, 5:30PM–11:30PM

10. Highlands Bar & Grill (4.8 stars), Birmingham, AL, USA. Thursday, 5:30 PM–10 PM

11. Blue Hill At Stone Barns (4.7 stars), Tarrytown, NY, USA. Thursday, 5 PM–10 PM

12. Sushi Nakazawa (4.6 stars), New York, NY, USA. Thursday, 11:30 AM–1:15 PM and 5 PM–10:15 PM

13. Alinea (4.7 stars), Chicago, IL, USA. Thursday, 5 PM–10 PM

14. Cafe Monarch (4.8 stars), Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Thursday, 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

15. Eleven Madison Park (4.6 stars), New York, NY, USA. Thursday, 5:30 PM–10:30 PM