Thanksgiving hasn’t always been a holiday. In 1863, with the country devastated by the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. He hoped the holiday would bring unity to the country – with families and communities giving thanks together.


Did you know that 54 million Americans will travel this thanksgiving to be with friends and family?

  • 48.5 million people will travel by car
  • 4.3 million people will fly
  • 1.5 million will travel by train, bus or cruise ship!

But these aren’t the only big numbers at Thanksgiving!

  • 46 million Turkeys will be gobbled up!
  • 50 million pumpkin pies will be devoured
  • 100,000 calls will be made to Butterball Turkey’s Crisis Talk Line with people asking for help cooking their turkey!

1.) Play the Thanksgiving Maths quiz!

2.) As you sit in the car, plane or maybe cruise ship, as you wait for the turkey – challenge yourself and your family to our Thanksgiving numbers!

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