Information About Thanksgiving Day - Albuquerque The Turkey
Thanksgiving Day - Albuquerque The Turkey tells the story of a turkey who is a child's pet, and escapes being eaten on Thanksgiving Day because of his revered status as a family pet. In the United States, Thanksgiving is a holiday in which families and friends gather in appreciation of the year's harvest; the holiday is celebrated with a huge feast, and the centerpiece of that meal is often a roasted turkey.
There has always been an attempt to create the Thanksgiving feasts around foods particular to America, so that American's might honor the tradition of the very first Thanksgiving, which many say took place in 1621, between the Pilgrim s (early settlers of America) and the local Native American tribe, the Wampanoag. who lived in and around the areas of Massachusetts where the Pilgrims were building the first colonies.
Some historical descriptions of that first Thanksgiving said that turkeys were part of the dinner, along with deer, chickens, fish, clams, berries, and other fruits and vegetables.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, made Thanksgiving an annual National Holiday, to be celebrated on the final Thursday of each November. Prior to that, Thanksgiving was a fairly regional holiday in the New England area of the United States.
Albuquerque is a silly name for a turkey! But it is a good name for the largest city of the State of New Mexico.