What Is a Fun Fact About Thanksgiving?


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One fun fact about Thanksgiving is that the first Thanksgiving was a three-day celebration. Edward Winslow, one of the people who attended the first Thanksgiving, documented that foods such as corn, barley, turkey and venison were consumed.

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Around 50 Native Americans attended the first Thanksgiving feast. Among the Native Americans were the notable figures Massasoit and Squanto. Squanto served as a translator for the pilgrims. The Continental Congress declared the first national celebration of Thanksgiving in 1775. The occasion was a military victory at Saratoga during the American Revolution. This, however, was not a yearly event. In 1863, two national Thanksgiving days were declared. One was to celebrate the Union's battle victory, and the other day eventually became the Thanksgiving holiday that is celebrated today.

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