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Thanksgiving Traditions (III)
Writer: Sara Zeglin     Origin: National Geographic News    Time: 2009-11-16     Hit: 1265     【Font:Small Big

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After the Meal

After the feast families often do additional activities. Some like to take walks after eating such a large meal. Some people take naps. Others sit down together to play board or card games together.

Fast Facts

  • The largest pumpkin pie ever made weighed 2,020 pounds (916.25 kilograms).
  • A ripe cranberry will bounce.
  • All turkeys and chickens have wishbones.
  • Canadians celebrate their own Thanksgiving every October.
  • Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving in 1863.
  • The first Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in 1924.

Erin Whitmer contributed to this story.

 
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