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Thanksgiving Day: Why do we eat turkey

Updated on November 24, 2015

World is preparing for the upcoming Thankgiving day, which will be celebrated officially on Thursday, November 26, 2015. There is a lot of buzz going on around online and offline. It has become a trending topic on the internet from the past one and a half month. People sharing their suggestions, ideas and experiences online about how to celebrate on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving day is just two days away from now. The online buzz about the event might have also created plenty of questions for the people who are not yet decided about it. Shall we go out for a dinner? Or shall we prepare a turkey at home? Or Invite all family members? Or Blah…. Blah…. Blah.

Some gooey circumstances can change your mood like thousand pond butterballs in the house, when you and your family might have gathered over turkey. You start to feel like something is for compromise state such as a debate between your diet life and dating life. Decisions have to be taken wisely by keeping in mind all the situations around. But you need not to bind for the decisions on these kinds of situations on a day like Thanksgiving.

There are many items we can cook on this special day, but many people like to have the turkey. Have you ever inquired about why people like to have a turkey on Thanksgiving day. Why turkey called Thanksgiving bird? Was it on the royal dining table on first Thanksgiving meal? The history on this particular topic is still a mystery. Because nobody exactly know why they eat turkey on the day.

On the menu of first Thanksgiving, the colonists had beef and fowl, but there is no mention of turkey. It is said that, the colonists used to hunt wild turkeys during 1621 autumn and since it is labeled as an American Bird and gained physical resistance after President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in the year 1863.

What is there if not turkey?

If turkey is not on the menu, then people have variety of choices of their own. Many people love to have mashed potatoes and gravy along with turkey. Every kitchen is going to busy with preparation of special items on this day. People love to have desserts by celebrating the Thanksgiving day.

People love to have Mini White Chocolate Caramel Apple Lollipops, Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough & Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches, Chunky Monkey Muffins, 11-Layer Pumpkin and Peanut Butter S’mores Bars, Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches, Salted Caramel Apple Mason Jar Cheesecake, Brown Butter and Sea Salt Rice Krispies Treats, Peach Lemon Butter Cake, Homemade Chocolate Fudge, Warm Apple Pie Dip With Cinnamon Sugar Crisps, Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Pie and much more.

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