What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Will you be following family traditions or making new ones?
Here are some facts and figures on what’s happening in the nation this year on Thanksgiving Day, the day when Americans gather together to give thanks for all that they have.
Most Americans will be having Thanksgiving dinner at home, inviting friends and family to join them.
About 88 percent of U.S. households eat turkey on Thanksgiving, according to EatTurkey.com. At an average weight of 16 pounds a turkey, that adds up to 736 million pounds that will be eaten this Thanksgiving.
The estimated cost of a Thanksgiving Day dinner for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.04, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items served for the celebration.