Are you on the hunt for some Thanksgiving trivia? Did you know that Thanksgiving only became an official American holiday in 1863? Can you guess why? Although turkeys (native to the New World) were likely consumed at the “first Thanksgiving” (our name for the gathering) in 1621, there is no specific mention of which “fowls” were captured and eaten. It’s much more likely that swans made it to the table, and perhaps even seals!
What is the difference between Puritans and Pilgrims? What percentage of those aboard the Mayflower made it to Plymouth Rock? What was the tribe with which the settlers sat down and enjoyed a bountiful harvest of flora and fauna for the first time? When is Thanksgiving celebrated in the United States? What other country has a holiday called Thanksgiving? If these were simple for you, give the rest of these Thanksgiving trivia questions and answers a go, perhaps with the whole family!