If there’s one thing that we love about America is that we have a lot of festive holidays that we get to celebrate. What’s better is that our kids get to enjoy these along with us. Life just wouldn’t be the same without Thanksgiving. This is why having our Thanksgiving coloring pages is important. Not only does it give us time to have fun and bond with our kids, but it also helps us to expand their educational planning about this significant day. We can look forward to the feasts with a bit more knowledge on our side. Let’s get some insightful learning from these 5 fun facts about Thanksgiving.
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Fun Facts about Thanksgiving for Our Kids
1. Abraham Lincoln made it a Holiday
Even though Thanksgiving had been taking place since 1621, it wasn’t until Abraham Lincoln announced that it should be a holiday. This means that it took 200 years for us to start enjoying this holiday for what it is today. When the President decided to make it an official American holiday in 1941, he said that the last Thursday of November would be the day that we get to celebrate this day. Nowadays, it has become a day for us to give thanks to our loved ones. In our coloring pages, the celebrations of this day are highlighted by the presence of family. Plus, we can have fun activities that we can do.
2. National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation
Thanksgiving is nothing without us having a delicious turkey as the main meat. While we create different recipes with our turkeys at home, at the White House, things are a little different. Since 1947, there has been a ceremony that is held by the President. This ceremony is known as The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. This is when a turkey is presented to the current President. However, this turkey doesn’t get eaten. It’s pardoned, and it can live its days without ever seeing an oven.
3. Busiest Day of the Year
This day gets very busy. Everyone is just traveling to get to their loved ones. It’s likely busier than any other holiday on the roads. According to stats, there are more than 40 million Americans who travel for more than 50 miles on the road during this busy weekend. In addition to these staggering numbers, more than 4 million people take flights to visit their loved ones across the country. When we look at our Thanksgiving coloring pages, we’ll notice from the pictures of the food why everyone just wants to make it home in time for dinner.
4. Things Haven’t Changed
In all the years that this traditional holiday has been celebrated, not much has changed. If we compare other Thanksgiving coloring pages, we’ll see that the food on the tables is still pretty much the same. Even though each family tries to create a unique twist for their celebrations, the main meats are still similar to back then. We’ll find our favorite turkey, waterfowl, seafood, pumpkin, cranberries, and so much more. In fact, the turkey is such a staple dish that nearly 300 million are eaten on this day.
5. Turkey Wishbone Tradition
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without any traditional myths on the day. Our common thing that we never miss doing is wishing on our turkey bone. We use the wishbone of our turkey to make a wish. Think of a game of tug and war, but with a turkey wishbone. We both tug at the bone until I get the bigger piece. Apparently, whoever gets the biggest piece of the bone is the one who wins. This means that my wishes will be granted. It doesn’t matter if we believe this or not, we get to do it with our kids and enjoy it.