Thanksgiving Fun Facts

Saying that 2020 has been a crazy year is an understatement. I think we all thought things would be a little bit different by now, but we are still navigating our way through a pandemic. However, we still have the opportunity to celebrate what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving – even if we are not celebrating it the way we normally would. 

I have gathered a few fun facts here to help you get in the spirit of giving thanks:

  • The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 – but it wasn’t until 1863 that it became an official Holiday
  • Turkey was NOT part of the menu at the first Thanksgiving celebration
  • The average amount of calories consumed on Thanksgiving are 4,500
  • President George H.W. Bush formalized the turkey pardoning tradition in 1989
  • Americans eat an estimated 50 million pumpkin pies on Thanksgiving
  • Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song, titled “One-Horse Open Sleigh”

These are just some of many Thanksgiving tidbits out there! What other fun facts do you know about? Here is one last fact: all of us here at Nichols are thankful for YOU: our customers, suppliers and associates – because we wouldn’t be where we are without you. What are you thankful for?

Friendly reminder that our offices will be closed on November 26 & 27. Happy Thanksgiving!