Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving Day is one of the most celebrated national holidays in the United States (while some say that it is even more popular than Christmas!). The festive holiday is often synonymous with Turkeys, cranberries, and pumpkin pies, which are considered as the staple menu served during dinner. However, when the first Thanksgiving dinner was first celebrated in 1621, did you know that the Pilgrims and the tribesmen who attended that day feasted on deer, shellfish, corn, squash, and fish? Quite different from its modern version, right? Get to know more about Thanksgiving in this list of 10 Facts about Thanksgiving!
10 – Thanksgiving Stamp
Did you know that there is an actual Thanksgiving Stamp issued by the United States Postal Service? The commemorative stamp was issued by the agency in 2001, after being designed by famous artist Margaret Cusack. The overall style of the mark looks similar to traditional folk-art needlework, designed with an abundant cornucopia filled with fruits and vegetables. Above the symbol is the phrase, “We Give Thanks.”