Thanksgiving by the Numbers: A Look at the Stats Behind America's Favorite Fall Holiday

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Thanksgiving draws near, millions of Americans will sit down with families and friends across the country to give thanks and enjoy a well cooked meal.

But America’s favorite fall holiday isn’t just about comfort and relaxation, it’s also about big business. Travel services, football leagues, massive parades and, of course, the turkey industry will all thrive this Thursday.

So to get a clearer look at the statistics behind this time honored tradition, ABC News presents Thanksgiving by the Numbers:

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