Turkey Day Trivia

Use this trivia to impress your holiday crush, school your kids or roast your know-it-all cousin. Are you ready to shake a tail feather? Let's Go!

How many turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving day?

46 million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving.

What is the #1 U.S. travel destination on Thanksgiving?

Orlando, Florida is the top desination.

Green bean casserole is so popular that Campbell's estimates _______ % of all of their cream of mushroom soup is sold to make the dish.

40%

How many other countries celebrate a Thanksgiving Day?

9 Countries:

  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Grenada
  • Japan
  • Liberia
  • Norfolk Island (Australian territory)
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam

The average American consumes ______ calories on Thanksgiving day.

4,500

Which U.S. President refused to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday?

HINT: He was the 3rd president.

Thomas Jefferson.
Because he strongly believed in the separation of church and state.

How long did the first Thanksgiving last?

3 days
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621.

Sarah Josepha Hale wrote "___________" the popular nursery rhyme. She also was responsible for Thanksgiving becoming a national holiday.

"Mary Had A Little Lamb" 
Sarah Josepha Hale convinced President Abraham Lincoln to officially declare Thanksgiving a national holiday after years of persistent lobbying. She believed it could help unify the Northern & Southern states amid gathering tensions and divisions.

It costs $________ to fill 1 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon with helium.

$510,000

Other than retail, the day after Thanksgiving is also the busiest day for ___________?