Top 11 Facts Thanksgiving About History

1. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States of America.

2. Thanksgiving 2022 occuring on Thursday, November 24.

3. Thanksgiving in the United States originated as a harvest festival.

4. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621.

5. The first Thanksgiving was held to give thanks for the Pilgrims' safe arrival in the New World.

6. The first Thanksgiving lasted three days and was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.

7. The first Thanksgiving was a time of feasting and celebrating.

8. Thanksgiving is typically celebrated with a traditional turkey dinner.

9. Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

10. Thanksgiving started as a way to give thanks for a good harvest.

11. Thanksgiving is usually celebrated with a huge feast including stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.