Gobble Gobble: it’s Turkey Time

Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November; this year it will be celebrated on November 26. In 1621 the first Thanksgiving was held between Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians. It would not become an official holiday until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln named it a holiday during the Civil War.

Today, many families incorporate religious significance into the celebration; although most families place it’s importance upon cooking and sharing food with family. The turkey represents the holiday, but it is not certain if the pilgrims actually offered a turkey to the Native Americans. Now, about ninety percent of families eat turkey for Thanksgiving dinner each year, along with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Another tradition is watching the Thanksgiving parade presented by Macy’s, the parade is held in New York each year. It is the most popular parade held that day, it began in 1924 and goes as long as 2.5 miles.

No matter how you cook your turkey, roasted, baked, or deep-fried, do not forget to give thanks for what you have this year.

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