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Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States and Canada. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.
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Thanksgiving Cricut & Silhouette Cameo Ideas
If you have a Cricut or a Silhouette, make your own DIY Thanksgiving decorations. Find Thanksgiving Cricut ideas inspiration for inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations and turkey crafts!
Thanksgiving is such a fun holiday to make your own decorations for. No need to spend a ton of money when you have a Cricut or a Silhouette at your disposal!
You can make inexpensive Cricut Thanksgiving table decorations including napkin holders, table runners, Thanksgiving centerpieces, place cards, and placemats. Or you can decorate for the entire month of November with these Cricut Thanksgiving decorations including signs, towels, pillows, and mason jars. The possibilities are really endless!
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I hope these easy homemade Thanksgiving gift ideas have inspired you today. Remember that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to show your gratitude. It is thought and effort that really makes a gift more meaningful and special.
Well, Thanksgiving stuffing are just a small part of all the fun that will be on Turkey Day. This year surprise your loved one with these handmade gifts. Don’t forget to say “Happy Thanksgiving”
Fun Facts About Thanksgiving
- The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three day harvest festival. It included 50 Pilgrims, 90 Wampanoag Indians, and lasted three days. It is believed by historians that only five women were present.
- Turkey wasn’t on the menu at the first Thanksgiving. Venison, duck, goose, oysters, lobster, eel, and fish were likely served, alongside pumpkins and cranberries (but not pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce!).
- Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863. Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” convinced Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday after writing letters for 17 years.
- The history of U.S. presidents pardoning turkeys is patchy. Harry Truman is often credited with being the first president to pardon a turkey, but that’s not quite true. He was the first to receive a ceremonial turkey from the National Turkey Federation – and he had it for dinner. John F. Kennedy was the first to let a Thanksgiving turkey go, followed by Richard Nixon who sent his turkey to a petting zoo. George H.W. Bush is the president who formalized the turkey pardoning tradition in 1989.
- There are four towns in the United States named “Turkey.” They can be found in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina.
- The average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving is 4,500.
- Butterball answers more than 100,000 turkey-cooking questions via their Butterball Turkey Hotline each November and December.
- The tradition of football on Thanksgiving began in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton. The first NFL games were played on Thanksgiving in 1920.
- More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday this year. That’s up 4.8% from last year.