Number of days the first Thanksgiving harvest feast lasted in the Plymouth colony of 1621.
Pounds of turkey eaten on average by Americans annually.
Number of men Gov. William Bradford sent to hunt birds for the feast.
Number of deer Wampanoag Indians contributed to the feast.
Number of colonists who attended the 1621 feast.
Percentage of Americans who eat turkey on Thanksgiving.
Number of Wampanoag Indians who attended the 1621 feast.
Number of turkeys consumed on Thanksgiving Day, compared to 22 million at Christmas and 19 million at Easter.
The year the Continental Congress declared the first national Thanksgiving, recommending that “servile labor and such recreations (although at other times innocent) may be unbecoming the purpose of this appointment (and should) be omitted on so solemn an occasion.”
The number of people expected to eat their Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant.
Sources: National Turkey Federation, Plimouth Plantation, The National Restaurant Association