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A Few Facts About Thanksgiving

by Lucas Eaves, published

Happy Turkey Day dear IVN readers. Before spending the day with family and friends around a succulent dinner, spend a few minutes learning about America's favorite holiday and impress your guests. Here is a Thanksgiving infographic to help you out.

Did you know that Thanksgiving was celebrated the first time in 1621 but only became popular when Lincoln made it a holiday in 1863?

That 248 million turkeys were raised in the US in 2011?

That more than 24 millions Americans will travel by plane for Thanksgiving, making it the most traveled holiday of the year?

The following infographic, provided by Nationwide Bank, will tell you everything you need to know for this Thanksgiving.

Credit: Nationwide Bank

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