Thursday, November 22, 2012

Why We Have Turkey For Thanksgiving?

Every dinner table on Thanksgiving has roast turkey as the centerpiece. This tradition has become so popular that we immediately associate turkeys with Thanksgiving. However, the story of the Thanksgiving holiday has nothing in particular to do with this bird. As the trend is with most rituals, the tradition of having turkey for Thanksgiving too is borrowed.
The Origin Of Thanksgiving:
Thanksgiving is basically a native American festival. It was a celebration of the harvest festival by the Red Indians. Turkey was not known to be popular among the natives of Americas. They feasted on cod, fish, wild boar because they were basically huntsmen by nature.
So, from where did the tradition of having roast turkey for a Thanksgiving dinner come? It appears that the tradition has its root in 16th century.

1 comment:

  1. Lord, make me an instrument of your consolation to the turkeys, lambs, chicken and pork. Teach me gratefulness for the gifts you've given us as well as for the animals we my kill brutally and eat avidly to express our thanks to you. Where there is hunger, let me eat any animal's flesh, where there is hatred, let me kill the enemy, where there's injury, let me add another wound, where there's despair, add still more humiliation, where there's sadness, Vattai Khan's wild biblical interpretations.