Wishing you a

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Here are a few fun Thanksgiving questions for you. Hope you have a great day.

1. What was the name of the ship the pilgrims came over on?

2. Which President established Thanksgiving as a holiday celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November?

3. What does cornucopia mean?

4. What department store held the first Thanksgiving Day Parade?

5. Do other countries celebrate Thanksgiving?

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1. What was the name of the ship the pilgrims came over on?

The Mayflower. Christopher Jones was the captain. There were 102 pilgrims that came over on the Mayflower and about 50% survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Of the 50 survivors only 5 were women.

2. Which President established Thanksgiving as a holiday celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November?

Franklin D. Roosevelt ensured it was celebrated on the 4th Thursday by signing a bill from Congress. He also tried moving it up one week to stimulate the economy with Christmas shopping, but that did not take! Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday, before that the governor of each state would set the date for Thanksgiving for their state.

3. What does cornucopia mean?

Horn of Plenty.

4. What department store held the first Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Gimbels’ Department Store in Philadelphia in 1920. The first Macy’s Day Parade was in 1924.

5. Do other countries celebrate Thanksgiving?

Yes, Canada also celebrates Thanksgiving, although it is on the second Monday of October.

Here is the website where I got my info. I didn’t verify any of it…but it all sounds about right 🙂

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