Happy Turkey Day!
Everybody knows the story about giving thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive their first brutal winter in New England from the childhood. And nobody doubts naming the food appropriate for the eve. But to tell the truth it is not known for certain that turkeys were at the very first feast… So have you ever interested how the turkey became the main mascot of modern-day Thanksgiving? There is an assumption that Queen Elizabeth of 16th century England was chowing down on roast goose during a harvest festival. When news was delivered to her that the Spanish Armada had sunk on it way to attack her beloved England, the queen was so pleased that she ordered a second goose to celebrate the great news. Thus, the goose became the favorite bird at harvest time in England. When the Pilgrims arrived in America from England, roasted turkey replaced roasted goose as the main cuisine because wild turkeys were more abundant and easier to find than geese. Since then the traditions didn’t change considerably, though some new features appeared.
For example in many cities of the USA the parades take place. Giving credit for the commercialized flavor of our days some of the parades have special brand names. So the one that is held in Chicago, Illinois is called the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade, being on Manhattan on the 25th of November you may enjoy the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (organized by Macy's, the chain of mid-to-high range department stores, since 1924) and the parade held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the day has even changed its name for several times already: currently titled as the 6abc IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade it was formerly known as the 6abc Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade and before that the Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade.
If only all the casual games players lived in a specific place maybe one day we could organize a Match 3 Thanksgiving Parade (the obligatory rule should be match 2 more people wearing the same colors as you do and walk nearby) or a Hidden Object Thanksgiving Parade (it could purport that all the participants should search for a turkey hidden somewhere on the way of the procession). Do you have any other ideas? Feel free to share! Who knows, maybe they’ll be embodied one Thanksgiving Day…
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