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Thanksgiving by Numbers

Have you ever wondered what Thanksgiving adds up to in terms of numbers? Read on…

  • Americans celebrate Thanksgiving every year on the fourth Thursday of November
  • Thanksgiving is America’s 2nd favourite holiday (after Christmas)
  • 10,000+ people are expected to take part in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with an estimated further 3.5 million spectators watching in person, and another 50 million viewers watching on TV
  • The average number of calories consumed for Thanksgiving is estimated at 4,500, or two days’ worth of food!
  • 46 million turkeys are eaten at Thanksgiving compared to only 22 million at Christmas
  • 243 million turkeys were forecasted to have been bred this year
  • Luckily, 88% of Americans say they eat turkey on Thanksgiving
  • However, 79% of Americans look forward to the leftovers more than the feast itself!
  • Nearly 47 million Americans travel over 50 miles to celebrate Thanksgiving
  • $52 billion was spent online during Thanksgiving weekend last year
  • Nearly 25% of Black Friday shoppers started shopping at midnight
  • Over 120 million Americans now shop online on Cyber Monday