Thanksgiving Fun Facts

  • The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate Thanksgiving
  • They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day at Plymouth, Mass.
  • The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. He invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians to the feastTHanksgiving
  • The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days
  • Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob, and cranberries were not foods present on the first Thanksgiving’s feast table
  • Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup, honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast
  • The Pilgrims did not use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers