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Home --> Holidays --> Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving


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White bullet Some common beliefs about Thanksgiving.

Red bullet Eating turkey makes people especially sleepy.*

Red bullet The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S.

Green bullet Clueless cooks in the process of commiting Thanksgiving mayhem call turkey hot lines.

White bullet Holiday turkey preparation provides set-up for humorous scenarios.

Red bullet The Presidential practice of pardoning a live turkey dates to 1947 and Harry Truman.

Red bullet The Monday after Thanksgiving is the busiest online shopping day of the year in the U.S.

Green bullet George Washington was the first U.S. President to issue a Thanksgiving proclamation.

Red bullet The term "Black Friday" originated with the practice of selling off slaves on the day after Thanksgiving.


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