Thanksgiving by the numbers

Posted November 24, 2015 3:57 p.m. EST
Updated June 12, 2017 3:08 p.m. EDT

Turkey and all the trimmings, enough to feed 10, costs an average of $50 in 2015, a cost that has been on the rise for the past 20 years.

Thanksgiving Day marks the single day on which Americans eat the most turkey. Turkey is also popular on Christmas and Easter.

With four days to play with, millions of Americans make the Thanksgiving weekend the busiest on highways and in airports. In 2015, almost 47 millions are expected to travel, although that is down from the 60 million who traveled before the recent recession.

Those who drive will pay less for gas, an average of about $2.20 per gallon, than in in any year since 2008.