Thanksgiving: an aggressively American event. A day to sit and watch TV, eat copious amounts of food, and end with Black Friday shopping! However, amidst the gluttony and consumerism, there is a longstanding tradition that takes place at the White House every year—the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning. American President Joe Biden's 81st birthday celebrations turned 'fowl' when it coincided with the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning.
But why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving? Why does the president pardon a turkey? And what makes the turkey such a symbol of Thanksgiving? Let's explore the answers to these questions and uncover the rich history and significance behind this beloved holiday tradition.
Thanksgiving is more than just a day to feast. It is a time for families to come together, express gratitude, and reflect on the blessings in their lives. Whenever the holiday season comes around, annual traditions and Thanksgiving activities seem to explode. From decorating homes with autumnal colors to preparing a delicious Thanksgiving meal, each element contributes to the overall atmosphere of gratitude and festivity.