10 Interesting Facts about Thanksgiving Day


2. There was no turkey on the first Thanksgiving Day

There is another unique fact about Thanksgiving. The first time people celebrated Thanksgiving was in 1621. It lasted for 3 days. It was some harvest feast. People who celebrated that holiday were Pilgrims, the English Protestant settlers, and the tribe of the Wampanoag.

It is also an interesting fact about Thanksgiving: their menu during that celebration differed greatly from the modern one. Their meals consisted of corn, shellfish, and deer meat. At those times, there were a lot of wild turkeys, but nobody cooked them on that day. Therefore, deer meat was the most popular food of the holiday.

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