Brynlie Smith

Favorite Thanksgiving Foods


We all have those special treats we eat on Thanksgiving, right? Have you ever wondered why we always eat those treats? Well your about to find out.

Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving?

Experts are not very sure why turkey is now a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but they have some guesses. For one, turkeys have always been a plentiful animal, and because they taste good, it just became a traditional meal. Another guess is that a colonist wrote in 1621, that they hunted wild turkeys. People think that turkey is what they ate on Thanksgiving, so it just became  tradition.

Why do we eat cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving?

Once again, experts are not sure why we eat cranberry sauce, but they do have a guess. The guess is that since cranberries were very plentiful back then, that cranberries began to become a tradition. Cranberries were very useful, and it is believed that they were eaten because of their importance as well.

Why do we eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving?

The reason we eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, is because pumpkins and squashes were popular with the Native Americans so they brought pumpkin pie as a treat. It is also a symbol of the struggle the pilgrims had, because they didn’t have the materials to make the pie at first. Now, we are supposed to be thankful for what we have.

There are many other Thanksgiving traditions, but these are the main foods we eat on Thanksgiving.