Happy Friday, and day after Thanksgiving! We hope you are all curled up on your couches recovering from yesterday’s food coma - we sure are! Or maybe you’re a brave soul and you’re out scouting sales for Black Friday. Either way, before we head into the weekend and you dig in to your turkey leftovers, let’s learn a little more about this wonderful holiday.
While we count turkey, pumpkin and cranberry sauce as Thanksgiving staples that’s probably not what the pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts ate. It’s expected that they ate lobster, goat cheese and squash at the first celebration of Thanksgiving. Sounds like the Pilgrims may have had the right idea! Lobster, anyone?
Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until 200 years after the first gathering. Sarah Josepha Hale, requested President Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. She wrote letters for 17 years campaigning for it to happen. So I think next year we need to all give thanks to Sarah.
Do you enjoy T.V. dinners from time to time? Well, if so, you have Thanksgiving to thank. In 1953, Swanson had so much extra turkey that a sales employee suggested that they package it into aluminum trays with sides, and as a result TV dinners were created.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1924 with 400 employees marching from Convent Ave to 145th in New York City. The parade featured only live animals from the Central Park Zoo.
From everyone here at Responsive Inbound Marketing, we hope your weekend is filled with leftover turkey and plenty of relaxation!
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