From everyone here at Kompass North America, we hope you and your family had the most wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the United States of America celebrated with a huge meal with everyone’s loved ones. Here are some facts about Thanksgiving, we thought were super interesting.
An average person consumes over 4500 calories on Thanksgiving. For most people, this is more than twice their daily suggested calorie intake.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three day harvest festival.
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest traveling holidays in America. Nearly 55 million Americans traveled this week for the holiday
The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade had no balloons!
It is estimated that more than 50 million pumpkin pies are eaten on Thanksgiving
Canada also celebrates Thanksgiving but on a different day!
The earliest evidence of the phrase Black Friday applied to the day after Thanksgiving in a shopping context was founded around 1952
Bonus Fact: It is suggests that the term originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.
At the end of the day, we want to thank all of our clients, partners and friends for a wonderful 2019. We hope you all enjoy this time with your family! To learn more about our services, contact us.