The first Thanksgiving happened all the way back in 1621. But what most of us don’t know, is that Turkey Day wasn’t an official holiday until almost 250 years later. Did you know that the average American eats around 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving? Us neither – but we’re certainly not surprised! Here is Thanksgiving by the Numbers.
Michael is the Editor-in-Chief of The Digest. A life-long resident of New Jersey, he loves poetry, a glass of scotch, and of course, his friend (dog) Baxter.