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Why do you eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day?. It starts with the origin of thanksgiving. In 1620, a group of Protestant Puritans in England who were forced to teach abroad and were independent of Protestantism failed to achieve their ideals and aspirations, which provoked the hatred of the British rulers. Those who can not bear the Puritan rulers of persecution and discrimination, first fled to Holland, at the beginning of September, yuanduzhongyang boat to exile in the United states. The ship was adrift in the rough seas for 65 days, and finally landed on the east coast of the United States in November, landing at the port of Weiss, Rhode Island. At this time, here is a desolate virgin virgin land, Turkey and other wild animals everywhere. In the winter, came to a strange place, deprivation, harsh environment is threatening their life. At this critical moment, the local Indians brought them food, supplies and tools of production, and helped them build their own new homes.
These people settled in Britain after the new home, thanks for the help and support their Indians in time of distress, and thank God for the gift, in November fourth on Thursday, the hunting Turkey made delicious food, hospitality Indians, and get together with them, the celebration lasted for three days. Since then, every year the fourth Thursday of November to be held in this celebration, besidesentertains the Indian food roast turkey, and together to do out archery, running, wrestling and other sports competitions, but also enjoy singing and dancing around the bonfire night, sharing the joy.
In 1621, when British colonists and Wampanoag Indians of Plymouth (WampanoagIndians), a family of North American Indian tribes alchin, then moved to the southeast Massachusetts) to celebrate the first Thanksgiving when they devoured the food would be more abundant, and is not only a turkey. Because lobster, goose, duck, seal, American eel and cod were plentiful, these things were probably the first Thanksgiving dishes. Historians can only determine two kinds of food in that autumn Thanksgiving menu venison and wild birds.
If we can't be sure Turkey appeared on the first Thanksgiving feast, how did Turkey become the main mascot of Thanksgiving Day?
There's a saying that, at a harvest festival in sixteenth Century, Queen Elizabeth of England is eating roast goose. Then came the news that the Spanish Armada (SpanishArmada) sank to attack her beloved British Queen on the way, excited, and so a goose to celebrate the victory. So the goose became the love bird of the harvest season in england. When the pilgrims came to the United States from England, roast turkey became the main dish instead of roast goose, because Turkey was more abundant in the North American continent and easier to find than geese.
Turkey: Turkey (Turkey), also known as the seven chicken, wild, have been domesticated for poultry meat. Feathers covered with black, white, deep yellow and so on. The upper part of the head and neck is exposed, with red coral like skin tumor, and the lower part of the throat has a vertical color. The color can be changed from red to purple. The male turkey tail can start a fan, a bunch of chest hair ball, the female turkey weighing 8-9 kg, with an annual output of 50-80 fire egg pieces, each egg weight 20-80 grams. At present, the breeds are bronze Turkey and white turkey.
Turkey with its size, rapid growth, strong resistance, high lean rate of attention by people, and can be produced comparable, known as artificial meat machine. Turkey is not meat tender and delicate, and has advantages of senior two in the nutritional value. One is high protein content in South, more than 30%; two low is Turkey in foreign countries is considered to be cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease patients with ideal health food, at the same time, Turkey is also Qi tonic spleen food jiapin. At present, many countries in the world use fire chicken instead of beef, pork, lamb and duck meat.