Do you know why turkey is the main symbol of Thanksgiving?
President Franklin believed that the symbol of the United States should not be the bald eagle, but the turkey, which saved the first settlers from starvation and became the main dish of the Thanksgiving dinner celebrated in the United States today. In November 1620, Europeans landed in the area of today’s Plymouth, Massachusetts, and established a settlement. They were helped to survive the first, most difficult winter by the Pequot Indians, who showed the Europeans what and who can be eaten here. In the fall of the following year, the settlers gathered the first harvest, in honor of which they organized a holiday known today as Thanksgiving Day. According to legend, fried turkey became one of the main treats. See also Thanksgiving Coloring page