Turkey Free Thanksgiving - November
Thu, Nov 24, 2022

Turkey Free Thanksgiving

Turkey Free Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in America. The date breaks established traditions: but don’t be alarmed, there is nothing wrong with changes. It has long been customary that a turkey should be present on every table on a holiday. What if a person does not like meat or wants to taste other dishes? Are you from this number? Celebrate the holiday as usual, but without the baked turkey!


The first Thanksgiving was held in New England in November 1961. Some historians claim that at that time no one cooked a turkey, but duck and venison were in abundance. In the 19th century, Americans began to cook turkey more often for the holiday, everyone found the bird an ideal main course of the table. But it was difficult enough to feed her if the family had a problem with money.

The idea to celebrate the holiday without turkey came from the vegetarian movement. The community argued that the state can live without a signature dish 1 day a year – it can be replaced by many others. Of course, the main goal was to convince not to eat meat on a permanent basis.

Interesting facts

Did you know that a turkey:

  • feeds on plant foods, fruits, seeds, insects and even grass;
  • has 1 breeding season per year – it will fall in the spring;
  • has about 6 thousand feathers;
  • was contenders for the heraldic symbol of America, but lost to the eagle;
  • may have good flight performance: one case recorded 2 miles without a single landing;
  • skillfully picks up high speed right from the spot because of the massive wings;
  • swallows pebbles so that food is better digested;
  • may die of a heart attack – scientists have found that individuals died due to the noise of aircraft.

How to celebrate

Celebrate Thanksgiving without a turkey. This is the best thing you can do today. Talk to your family about it and convince them to support the idea. Cook chicken, pork, beef… Or settle for fish – why not? Learn interesting recipes and create a completely different holiday menu.

When is Turkey Free Thanksgiving celebrated in 2022?

Turkey Free Thanksgiving is observed on the fourth Thursday in November each year.


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