Top 14 maps and charts that explain Thanksgiving

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Today is the fourth Thursday of November which means that people in the US celebrate Thanksgiving. This compilation of maps, charts and infographics is trying to capture the numbers and geographies behind the holiday. But what Thanksgiving is truly about? Coming together and seeking peace, despite our differences.

1. The origins of Thanksgiving

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source: NatGeo Education

2. Thanksgiving: The Reason for the Season

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source: Visually

3. Map of Thanksgiving Dinner plate

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Source: Incidental Comics

4. Cost of Thanksgiving dinner

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source: Mint Blog

5. America’s favourite Thanksgiving recipes

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source: Economist

6. Here’s How Thanksgiving Plates Differed From State To State

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source: IB Times

7. Where does your Thanksgiving dinner grow?

thanksgiving-mapsource: WIU

8. A pie pie chart with the most popular pies to have on Thanksgiving

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source: The Huffington Post

9. Turkey production per state

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source: US Department of Commerce 

10. A Visual Guide to Roasting Your First Turkey

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source: Visually

11. Thanksgiving travel patterns

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source: Foursquare

12. Top 10 Thanksgiving travel destinations and travel costs

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source: Visually

13. Thanksgiving in numbers

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source: Ereplacement Parts

14. What are we most thankful for according to Facebook’s data?

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source: Facebook

Aleks Buczkowski

I’m a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.