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Numbers, Dollars & Sense – November

Numbers, Dollars & Sense – November

Numbers Dollars and Sense


  • There are 2 federal holidays in the United States in November
  • There are 12 federal holidays during an election year and over 20 public U.S. holidays on the calendar
  • On average, 46 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving, 22 million on Christmas and 19 million on Easter each year in the U.S.
  • In a survey conducted by the National Turkey Federation, it was found that 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving
  • In 2022, AAA estimated that nearly 113 million Americans would travel for holidays in December and January
  • In 2022, AAA also estimated that about 55 million Americans would travel more than 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving
  • In 2022, it was estimated that over $270 billion was spent during the holiday season
  • Of this total, consumers spent $211.7 billion online
  • The No. 1 grilling holiday in the U.S. is the Fourth of July. 54% of grill owners participated in Fourth of July grilling, followed by Labor Day (47%), Memorial Day (44%) and Father’s Day (34%)
  • It is estimated that Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, 120 million pounds for Easter and 94 million pounds for Valentine’s Day



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