In 1988, the Los Angeles Times estimated that turkey was consumed in 50 percent of American homes on Christmas. The National Turkey Federation indicates that 22 million turkeys were eaten in the United States on Christmas in 2012.Know More
According to the National Turkey Federation, over 253.5 million turkeys were raised in 2012, of which over 210 million were sold in the United States. Of those turkeys, the National Turkey Federation estimates that 19 million were eaten at Easter and 46 million were eaten at Thanksgiving. About 88 percent of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving, according to a survey conducted by the National Turkey Federation.
Turkeys are more frequently served at Christmas celebrations in the United Kingdom. According to British Turkey, 76 percent of U.K. families serve roast turkey at Christmas, amounting to approximately 10 million turkeys.Learn More
Approximately 102 people attended the first Thanksgiving. Fifty-two Pilgrims were there, including John Alden, Miles Standish and William Bradford. About 50 Native Americans from the Wampanoag tribe attended as well, including Massasoit and Squanto, who acted as the translator between the two groups.Full Answer >
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that is celebrated only in North America, as Canada and the United States are the only two countries that celebrate a holiday by the name Thanksgiving. Other countries around the world that celebrate a holiday similar to the celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada are China, Brazil, Malaysia, India and Korea. Thanksgiving is a harvest-related festival.Full Answer >
Though the gobble is most closely associated with its use by male turkeys as a mating call, turkey hens are also capable of gobbling. In that sense, then, all turkeys are theoretically capable of gobbling, though this vocalization is most frequently used by males during the early spring mating season.Full Answer >
The cornucopia originated in Greek mythology. The Greek god Zeus received nourishment from a goat while in hiding as an infant. When the infant god accidentally broke one of the horns off the goat, the horn provided endless nourishment as a "horn of plenty" or cornucopia.Full Answer >