By the Numbers

Thanksgiving

 Compiled by Dana Boyd

*1621

Year of the first Thanksgiving held by the colonists.

*3

Number of days the first Thanksgiving feast lasted.

*143

Number of pilgrims and Wampanoag who attended the first Thanksgiving.

*46 million

Approximate number of turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving Day.

*88

Percentage of American families that eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

*1924

Year of the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

*53.5 million

Number of people who watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, both live and on television.

*226 million

Number of Black Friday shoppers in 2011.

*400

Dollar amount the average shopper spent on Black Friday in 2011.

*120 million

Number of online shoppers on Cyber Monday.

Source:

history.com/interactives/thanksgiving-by-the-numbers

 

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