Here are some interesting thanksgiving facts!
- It was not until 1941, that congress declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday. It was declared to be the fourth Thursday in November.
The traditional cornucopia was a curved goat’s horn filled to brim with fruits and grains. According to Greek legend, Amalthea (a goat) broke one of her horns and offered it to Greek God Zeus as a sign of reverence. As a sign of gratitude, Zeus later set the goat’s image in the sky also known as constellation Capricorn. Cornucopia is the most common symbol of a harvest festival. A Horn shaped container, it is filled with abundance of the Earth’s harvest. It is also known as the ‘horn of plenty’.
- 91% of americans eat turkey for thanksgiving.
- Thomas Jefferson said that “Thanksgiving is the most ridiculous idea ever.”
And there is some interesting Thanksgiving facts I did not know. Who knew?