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The infographic shows how Thanksgiving Day begun and how it become a huge percentage in the difference of food being prepared during this feast. The Thanksgiving Day is celebrated every fourth Thursday of November and this has been the tradition each year. This is the day when most of the people enjoy its turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes and pumpkin pies. This is considered as a National holiday that has 66 days length of passage. It began on 102 people who were brought forth on the Mayflower. In 1621, there were 6.000 Wampanoag populations and only 2,000 estimated populations in the present time with many of the ancestry includes other tribes. In the beginning, there were no pies and cakes served and it was not much observed, but focused on the middle 3 days length of the feast. 5 deer were brought by the Wampanoag on the first feast and it was not yet known if turkey was eaten then. It was believed that lobsters, seal, swans and mussels were on the menu then.
These days, there is an estimated number of turkeys being raised, 10 million turkeys. An increase of 2% in 2011 and there are already 248 million turkeys expected to be raised in 2012 in the US. The top 3 states that produced most of the turkeys are Minnesota, North Carolina and Arkansas and Missouri. Minnesota, the nation’s top turkey state had 46.5 million turkeys expected to be raised this year. 30 million turkeys were to be raised in North Carolina and Arkansas, the nation’s second top in turkey state. 18 million will be raised in Missouri, 17.5 million in Virginia and 16 million in Indiana. There was a ratio of 2:3 of US turkeys to be raised in these six states. There is a $4.37 billion value on the turkeys raised and 7.11 billion in pounds of all the turkeys raised in 2011. The infographic shows how much is the demand of turkey during this feast and it continually goes higher each year.
656, 340 tons of contracted snap beans will be produced, though it is unknown how much of these beans will be used in the feast and this was from major producing states in 2012, California, Illinois, Ohio and New York. While pumpkin was estimated at 1.1 billion pounds were produced in the same countries in 2011, it was worth $117 million being used in preparation of the feast. Sweet potatoes were estimated at 2.4 billion pounds produced last year and 5.3 pounds were consumed by the average persons that year. In 2009, there were 13.3 pounds of turkey typical Americans that had consumed in 2009. The cost of whole frozen turkey in December 2011 was $1.38. 2.01 billion bushels were the total volume of wheat produced in 2011 and 33% of this volume were produced from MT, ND and KS. Cranberries were estimated at 750 billion pounds that will be produced in 2012, it shows here that it has the highest demand and 17 to 210 million of these will produced from WA, OR, MA, and NJ.
At Thanksgiving Day, one in every 5 turkey will be eaten and 88% of Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation said that they eat turkey on this holiday. The largest pumpkin pie was 2,020 pounds and was baked in October 9, 2005 in Ohio and was made of 900 pounds of pumpkin. During Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, the shopping rate is highest on Thursday to Saturday and had considerable raise on Tuesday to Friday.
United States has parade during Thanksgiving Day and the first parade took place in the year 1924 in New York City. 3 million Americans are now attending the parade and 44 million prefers to watch it on television. Snoopy was used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a giant balloon more times than any other character. In 1934, the first Detroit Lions played football and the first airing of the game was in 1956. This infographic shows that most Americans travelled 50 miles or more, do whatever it takes to be home by Thanksgiving weekend in 2011 and there was an increase in the figures compared to the Thanksgiving travel in 2009. On Thanksgiving day lots of online stores like: Shoeline, ShoreStore, Zazzle, World Wide Stereo, Fathead, FragranceX, Goalie Monkey, Golden Rest, CarParts.com, Corel, QVC, Hudson Reed provide special deals.
An infographic by the team at CouponAudit