Why Is Turkey Serve During Thanksgiving Day?

@slepart (207)
August 8, 2008 4:23pm CST
I just wonder why most people likes to eat turkey during thanksgiving day..Is It a tradition or belief? Our family does serve turkey too but I never thought why turkey and not chicken.. Opinion is appreciated..
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• United States
8 Aug 08
I've heard several answers... the one I beleive most is simple... there was a painting showing a family sitting around a big feast and the mom was setting the turkey out on the table, and the family looked so happy that everyone wanted a turkey for that coming thanksgiving (i can't remember what the year was and i think the artist was norman rockwel, but i could be pulling the name out from something else) and the turkey has been a symbol since then... but the indians and pilgrims DID eat turkey... and deer... and fish... and whatever else they had handy.
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