Why Turkey on Thanksgiving?

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The origin of the tradition of eating turkey on thanksgiving is not clear. However, according to one story, Queen Elizabeth of 16th century, after learning that the Spanish Armada had sunk on its way to attack England, ordered another meal of goose meat thus making geese a tradition of celebrating the harvest. This was later changed to turkey by the Pilgrims because wild turkeys were more abundant and easier to find than geese.
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Turkey is eaten at Thanksgiving to commemorate the first Thanksgiving, when the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians feasted on wild turkeys and other dishes.
Though nobody knows for sure what other dishes were eaten, there are records that describe wild turkey and venison being on the menu at this celebration in 1621.
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