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Christmas Explained - Why We Eat Turkey

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Everyone always associated Christmas and turkey together, as turkey is the bird that we traditionally eat for our Christmas meal.

This is easily seen by the stockpile of this bird that suddenly builds up in the supermarkets at this time of year... so why do we associate eating turkey with Christmas time?

Well, they were bred in the UK in the 16th century by those who were rich and they ate them at Christmas time as a special treat as they were too expensive for lots of times of the year.

The turkey took over as the most popular Christmas bird in the mid 20th century as whilst goose was right up there it has fallen down in the pecking order, as it were!


By: Stephanie

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