Fun Facts About Thanksgiving With Amoretti Coffee Syrups
We love holidays and all forms of celebration, but we especially love Thanksgiving. It gives us a great excuse to break out all of our specialty coffee syrups and entertain friends and family. From sharing traditions and family stories to eating great food, Thanksgiving is a blast!
We hope that you’ll be sharing some specialty coffee syrups with your family this Thanksgiving. Our delicious Amoretti Premium Pumpkin Spice Syrup is one that’s always a hit this time of year. Then again, you might choose to pick up a few of our classic premium coffee syrups for the holiday.
Whatever you serve, your Thanksgiving will be special when it’s shared with those who matter most. Curious what this holiday is all about anyways? We’ve unearthed these facts about Thanksgiving – some of them well known, others more obscure…
Amoretti Thanksgiving Fun Facts
- Thanksgiving was originally celebrated in 1621 by the Plymouth Pilgrims after they crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. It lasted for three days.
- If you were present at that original Thanksgiving feast, you would not be eating pumpkin pie, cranberries, or mashed potatoes.
- However, you would have enjoyed lobster, goat cheese, maple syrup, chestnuts, and plenty of root vegetables!
- We associate the turkey with Thanksgiving. Did you know that Benjamin Franklin was desperate to have the turkey be the United States’ National Bird? We’re happy to have the eagle.
- Every year the National Turkey Federation sends one live turkey and two fully dressed ones to the President. The live turkey is pardoned, and allowed to live at Frontierland, the Disneyland Park, with the other pardoned turkeys.
- Speaking of Turkeys, 91% of all Americans will eat turkey on Thanksgiving day. In other words, that’s 7 billion pounds of Turkey (280 million turkeys). Whew!
- FDR changed the date of Thanksgiving from the last Thursday of November to the second-to-last Thursday of the month. This change went into effect in order to increase the Christmas shopping season, and boost the economy. There were issues at first, but FDR and Congress prevailed.
- Of course, we now have Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which is the biggest shopping day of the year.
Share some of these fun facts with your friends and family this season. But, more importantly, make sure you enjoy one another’s company! Don’t forget to stock up on plenty of specialty coffee syrups either.