2. There was no turkey on the first Thanksgiving Day
There is another unique fact about Thanksgiving. The first time people celebrated Thanksgiving was in 1621. It lasted for 3 days. It was some harvest feast. People who celebrated that holiday were Pilgrims, the English Protestant settlers, and the tribe of the Wampanoag.
It is also an interesting fact about Thanksgiving: their menu during that celebration differed greatly from the modern one. Their meals consisted of corn, shellfish, and deer meat. At those times, there were a lot of wild turkeys, but nobody cooked them on that day. Therefore, deer meat was the most popular food of the holiday.
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