A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add?
“OMG why is there another Thanksgiving post, J? That holiday is over!”
Yes, well, forgive me. NaNoWriMo devoured my brain. So here’s seven more bits of trivia about the holiday that’s probably got leftovers in your fridge…
- The average long-distance Thanksgiving trip is 214 miles, compared with 275 miles over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.
- Thanksgiving Day is actually the busiest travel day, even more so than the day before Thanksgiving, as most people believe.
- President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving, and in 1941 Congress established the fourth Thursday in November as a national holiday.
- When President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving to the next-to-last Thursday in November to prolong the holiday shopping season, many Republicans rebelled. The holiday was temporarily celebrated on different dates: November 30 became the “Republican Thanksgiving” and November 23 was “Franksgiving” or “Democrat Thanksgiving.”
- Thanksgiving can occur as early as November 22 and as late as November 28.
- Thanksgiving football games began with Yale versus Princeton in 1876.
- In 1920, Gimbels department store in Philadelphia held a parade with about 50 people and Santa Claus bringing up the rear. The parade is now known as the 6ABC IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade and is the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving Day parade.
I’m also looking ahead to the Déjà vu Blogfest on Dec 19.
Currently, I have these seven posts (all with two or less comments) in the running. Will I use a writing post or a Native American post? Stay tuned!
- Inspirational Writing Motivation Quote on a Coffee Cup
- Famous Query Examples
- Express Yourself Hop Writing Advice #writetip
- Thinking Ahead for my #NaNoWriMo story
- #atozchallenge V is for Vision Quest
- Sunday Seven of Citizenship to honor Native Americans and Fathers
- Sunday Seven Foods from the First Thanksgiving
Did the Thanksgiving facts today give you Déjà vu?
Do you have a favorite among my seven “under-seen” posts?