Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving Trivia

Since this will be my last question until after the weekend, I just wanted to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving (if you're from around here) and a wonderful weekend if you're not.
  1. Thanksgiving is celebrated only in the United States (T or F)?
  2. The first store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was?
  3. Thanksgiving became a national holiday thanks to a woman editor of The Godey's Lady's Book" who started a writing campaign. What was her name?
  4. How many pilgrims came over on the Mayflower?
  5. About how many survived to celebrate?
  6. How many of those survivors were women?
  7. You know those funny looking hats and shoes with buckles? Did the Pilgrims actually wear them?


  1. *It is true that Thanksgiving is only celebrated in the U.S.
    *Macy's first celebrated Thanksgivng.

  2. Canada certainly has a Thanksgiving, but it is in October. The rest I don't know.

  3. I actually meant that Macy's first held a Thanksgiving parade and not that it first celebrated it, but I think everyone pretty much got the point.

  4. F, Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October
    Gimbel's held the first thanksgiving parade in Philadelphia, 1920
    Sarah Hale
    Around 102 pilgrims came over.
    About 50 survived to celebrate.
    Only five were women.
    No. That's actually a myth.

  5. The hats with the buckles on them is indeed a myth... and the previous people to come over, The Vikings, didn't wear funny looking hats with horns on them either.

    Looking at this trend, the Spanish Conquistadors probably did not wear those funny looking pantaloons with the breast plate either.

  6. the answer to num. 7 is yes


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