Thanksgiving is one of the biggest festivals in America and it is being adopted by other countries as well. Thanksgiving is all about having lots of delicious food, drinks, and gather with your close friends and family to have the best time together.
Thanksgiving pretty amazing and I am sure everyone loves this occasion. After all who doesn’t wanna spend their time with their family and have the best food at this time of the year.
But there is also a catch if you are being invited for Thanksgiving dinner and you are not sure what you are gonna talk about then this might not be that great of a time for you. I am sure many of us struggle to maintain a conversation or break the ice.
But with a smile and a good set of thanksgiving questions, you might have a better time at your Thanksgiving than you would have imagined. Even if you are going to your family or friends who you don’t see every day, you might find yourself asking boring questions that don’t add anything significant to the conversation. To help you with your trouble, we have gathered a collection of questions that you can ask around Thanksgiving and escape the awkward silence while having dinner.
So let’s not waste anymore of your time and introduce you to some of the best Thanksgiving questions to ask.
Under which U.S. President was Thanksgiving first proclaimed to be a national holiday?
In what year did the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade take place?
Is it the female turkeys or the male turkeys that gobble?
On which day of the week does Thanksgiving always occur in Canada?
In what year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims?
How many days did the first Thanksgiving feast last?
And where was the first Thanksgiving celebrated?
On which Thursday of November is Thanksgiving celebrated?
Who was the first president to grant a turkey an official presidential pardon?
Which of the founding fathers wrote to his daughter saying he thought the turkey would be a better national symbol than the bald eagle?
Which two football teams took part in the first ever NFL Thanksgiving Day game in 1934?
Which U.S. state raises the most turkeys?
Which Native American tribe took part in the first Thanksgiving feast?
Who was president when it was first established that Thanksgiving Day would be on the fourth Thursday of November?
What was the name of the ship that transported the first Pilgrims to America in 1620?
Where does the oldest Thanksgiving Parade in the U.S.A. take place?
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?
What’s the happiest Thanksgiving memory of your childhood?
What do you enjoy most about the Thanksgiving holiday?
Who is the most consistently grateful person you know?
What’s the one experience for which you are most thankful this year?
What’s the one book, article, or blog post for which you are most thankful this year?
What’s the one thing you’ve learned this year for which you are most thankful?
If you could thank one person today—near or far, living or dead—for their influence on your life, who would that person be?
Who’s one person you’ve never thanked for their contribution to your life, but would like to?
For what do you feel most grateful to God today?
What teacher are you most thankful for and why? What did you learn from him or her?
What’s the season you’re most thankful for, and what’s your favorite part of each season?
What electronic device are you most grateful for, and what does it add to your life?
What musician or type of music are you most thankful for?
What are you most grateful for that brings beauty to your daily life?
What form of exercise or physical activity are you most thankful for?
What foods are you most thankful for?
What local store or restaurant are you most grateful for? How does it contribute to your quality of life?
what book are you most grateful for, and why?
What act of kindness has made the greatest difference in your life?
What challenging experience has ended up changing your life for the better?
What form of art are you most thankful for: music, acting, writing, painting, drawing . . . something else?
What place do you feel most grateful for and why?
Name three days in your life that you feel especially grateful for.
What color do you feel most thankful for—is there a color that you can’t imagine living without?
How did you first meet your significant other?
What did you do for Thanksgiving when you were a kid?
What’s your favorite place you’ve visited?
How was your name chosen?
What’s your favorite way to give back and help others?
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Do you remember your first kiss?
What’s the hardest part about being a parent?
What’s your favorite thing about being a parent?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
What would you do if you won the lottery?
When did you know you’d found “the one”?
How did you choose your children’s names?
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Do you think it’s easier or harder to be a parent now than when you were raising children?
What were you like in high school?
What’s your earliest memory?
What does your ideal Saturday look like?
What’s your biggest hope for your children?
What do you wish you spent less time doing?
Do you consider yourself an introvert or extrovert?
What fictional place would you most want to visit?
What do you remember getting for Christmas when you were younger?
How would you like to see the world change in the next 10 years?
Did your political views change when you had children?
What subject do you wish you’d studied more in school?
What’s an event in U.S. history you’ll never forget living through?
What was your favorite band in high school?
What’s your favorite drink and why?
What do you remember most about your wedding day?
Would you rather time travel 100 years into the past or into the future?
Who did you look up to the most when you were a child and teen?
If you could have a different name, what would you pick?
What’s your favorite place you’ve lived?
What’s your favorite family tradition?
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in your country? If so, how?
What foods are associated with Thanksgiving?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
Who cooks Thanksgiving dinner in your home?
How do you cook the turkey?
What time do you start eating?
Why do you think people celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
What time of day does your family typically sit down to eat Thanksgiving dinner?
What are some Thanksgiving traditions?
What are some Thanksgiving traditions in your family?
Do you think Thanksgiving is a family holiday? Why?
What does “Thanksgiving” mean to you?
What day is Thanksgiving celebrated in the United States? Canada? Your Country?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
What is your worst Thanksgiving memory?
Why is football often associated with American Thanksgiving?
If you had to list your favorite holidays, what number would Thanksgiving be? Why?
What did you do on Thanksgiving this year?
What did you do last year?
What are some of the things you are thankful for?
Would you rather be a Pilgrim or a native American and why?
What was the weather like at your Thanksgiving?
Where do you go for Thanksgiving?
True Or False Thanksgiving Questions
Canada also has Thanksgiving. They have their holiday on the second Monday in October.
The first ever Thanksgiving was held in 1621 at Plymouth by the Pilgrims.
All turkeys can fly.
The Pilgrims only “celebrated” three days – the Sabbath, fast days, and days of thanksgiving.
All turkeys gobble.
The first department store to hold a
Thanksgiving parade was Macy’s.More than half of the people in the Plymouth colony died that winter of 1621.
Every year the President of the United States pardons a turkey, who spends the rest of its life on a historical farm.
Cranberries are tasted to see if they are sweet enough to harvest.
Turkeys can see behind themselves.
Thanksgiving Questions To Ask Around Thanksgiving Table
If you could thank one person (living or dead) for his or her influence on your life, who would you thank?
What is one thing that you really appreciate about someone at the table?
What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned this year?
What are three things that always make you smile?
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving?
What random acts of kindness have you received this year?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
What made you laugh the hardest this past year?
What is one thing you would like to accomplish in the coming year?
Who is the most grateful person you know?
What book, article, or blog post are you most grateful for this year?
What do you appreciate about the change in seasons?
What is one thing you really love to do as a family?
What is one unusual tradition or ritual you’d like to make part of your Thanksgiving celebration?
What is the biggest struggle in your life right now?
How do you stay focused on gratitude throughout the year?
Which of your qualities make you a good friend?
If you could share Thanksgiving dinner with one famous historical figure, who would you choose?
What song or poem sums up your life over the past year?
What is the best compliment you’ve been given this last year?
If you could invent a holiday, what would it be called and what would it celebrate?
What is your favorite holiday and why is it your favorite?
When was one time this past year that you did the right thing, even when it was difficult?
What family member or friend do you wish was with us at the table today?
What characteristic of someone at the table do you really admire?
If you could learn a new skill this coming year, what would it be?
What is your favorite family tradition?
What is one way you’ve used your talents to serve others this past year?
What does the term “give thanks” mean to you?
Conclusion – So these were some of the best questions to ask during thanksgiving. These questions have the potential to lead a pleasant conversation with the people around you. We just hope these questions have helped you and you are now ready to attend the thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for visiting our page and we hope you loved our content.