NAWRB Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!


Desirée Patno is the CEO and President of Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE). With almost three decades specializing in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem, she leads her executive team’s expertise of championing women’s economic growth and independence.

NAWRB wishes you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, November 22nd. Arguably the most tastiest holiday, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that began as a celebration of the year’s harvest and was first celebrated by Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. Today, Thanksgiving is a day spent with loved ones as we enjoy delicious food together and give gratitude for the many blessings in our lives.

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

  • President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as a national holiday on October 3rd, 1863
  • 1989 was the first year a President, George H. W. Bush, pardoned a turkey
  • Thanksgiving is the second-ranked favorite holiday in America
  • Nine percent of Americans eat their Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant
  • America’s favorite Thanksgiving dishes include turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce
  • Although turkey is commonly a staple, 25 percent of Americans might skip it this year
  • Over $640 million is spent on Thanksgiving turkeys each year
  • The average person spends around $335 during the five-day Thanksgiving period
  • 50.9 million Americans will travel for the holiday this year, the most since 2007
  • Ranked in order, Americans report being most thankful for family, health, personal freedom and friends

Thanksgiving is a joyous time where friends and family come together to create new memories while reminiscing about the year so far. Whether you spend the holiday cooking with family, watching a football game, filling your plates with good food, or simply enjoying each other’s company, we hope you have a memorable holiday. Don’t forget to thank the people in your life who make it special and remember the things you are fortunate to have.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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