I think I can speak for the majority of Drake’s student body, when I say thank goodness it’s Thanksgiving Break. Before I give some fun Turkey Day facts I would like to give a few shout outs. My first congratulation goes to Drake’s Football team on winning the PFL championship for the second year in a row! We are proud of you guys, thanks for giving it your all for two consecutive years. The International Students Association also put on a widely attended and successful event on Saturday full of performances and delicious food. Thanks for all of the students who made that event such a success! Lastly, Drake’s choirs performed a phenomenal concert on Sunday to a full audience in Sheslow – fantastic job!
Now, in honor of this great American holiday, here are a few fun facts… Enjoy!
• The first Thanksgiving lasted 3 days
• In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for Thanksgiving
• Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, it is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada
• In 1939, President Roosevelt proclaimed that Thanksgiving would take place on November 23rd, not November 30th, as a way to spur economic growth and extend the Christmas shopping season. (Black Friday anyone?)
Have a fun and safe Thanksgiving – eat a lot, catch up on sleep and enjoy the last bit of home before the last stretch of finals!