Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving



Have a Happy Thanksgiving...we'll be back on Friday the 28th with more...
But for now...

Some interesting Thanksgiving Facts

-The first Thanksgiving in 1621 lasted three full days and featured games and skill displays, as well as feasting. Despite the later association of turkey with this holiday, the original observance called for venison, seafood, duck, and goose.

-Thanksgiving was not a National Holiday until President Lincoln proclaimed it so on October 3, 1863.

-Did you know that the Detroit Lions have hosted a Football Game on every Thanksgiving since 1934 (excluding 1941-1945 due to World War II)

Where did I get this information?
Watts, Linda S. "Thanksgiving." Encylopedia of American Folklore. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. American History Online, Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE52&iPin=EAFolk673&SingleRecord=True (accessed November 5, 2008).

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2 comments:

keri mikulski :) said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

Justin The Teen Librarian said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well!