Thanksgiving Trivia Questions & Answers

Originally a day to give thanks for the harvest and the year just gone, Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the U.S. and Canada. But how much do you now about it? Try these fun free Thanksgiving trivia questions (with answers) and find out!

Test your knowledge of all thinks Thanksgiving related with these fantastic Thanksgiving trivia questions

16 Fun Thanksgiving Trivia Questions

Test your knowledge with these Thanksgiving trivia questions and answers. Good luck!

Q. Under which U.S. President was Thanksgiving first proclaimed to be a national holiday?

A. Abraham Lincoln, in 1863.

Q. In what year did the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade take place?

A. 1924.

Q. Is it the female turkeys or the male turkeys that gobble?

A. The male. Female turkeys cackle.

Q. On which day of the week does Thanksgiving always occur in Canada?

A. Monday.

Q. In what year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims?

A. 1621.

Q. How many days did the first Thanksgiving feast last?

A. Three.

Q. And where was the first Thanksgiving celebrated?

A. Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Q. On which Thursday of November is Thanksgiving celebrated?

A. The fourth Thursday (not necessarily the last Thursday).

Q. Who was the first president to grant a turkey an official presidential pardon?

A. Ronald Reagan.

Q. Which of the founding fathers wrote to his daughter saying he thought the turkey would be a better national symbol than the bald eagle?

A. Benjamin Franklin.

Q. Which two football teams took part in the first ever NFL Thanksgiving Day game in 1934?

A. The Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears.

Q. Which U.S. state raises the most turkeys?

A. Minnesota.

Q. Which Native American tribe took part in the first Thanksgiving feast?

A. The Wampanoag.

Q. Who was president when it was first established that Thanksgiving Day would be on the fourth Thursday of November?

A. Franklin Roosevelt.

Q. What was the name of the ship that transported the first Pilgrims to America in 1620?

A. The Mayflower.

Q. Where does the oldest Thanksgiving Parade in the U.S.A. take place?

A. Philadelphia.

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