By the Numbers


 Compiled by Dana Boyd


Year of the first Thanksgiving held by the colonists.


Number of days the first Thanksgiving feast lasted.


Number of pilgrims and Wampanoag who attended the first Thanksgiving.

*46 million

Approximate number of turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving Day.


Percentage of American families that eat turkey on Thanksgiving.


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.


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

*120 million

Number of online shoppers on Cyber Monday.



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