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Weird and Unique Thanksgiving Traditions

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a holiday filled with family, friends, and traditions. Some of these traditions can be classified as being unique and even weird. Here’s a fun list we found that we think you’ll get a kick out of! Looking for the best holiday catering companies in Raleigh this fall or winter? Catering by Design is number one. We offer big savings, delivery services, and some of the best food in the area.

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Thanksgiving Traditions That Are Unique

The Turducken

Serving the traditional roasted Thanksgiving turkey just isn’t going to cut it for some families. That’s why they have a turducken! A turducken is deboned chicken or Cornish hen that has been stuffed inside a deboned duck which is then stuffed into a deboned turkey. Weird or unique? You decide!

Frozen Turkey Bowling

From what we’ve found on the internet this hilarious tradition started in 1988 at Lucky’s grocery shop in Newport Beach. The bowling took place in the alleys of the grocery store using a frozen turkey as the ball. This wacky tradition has turned into a fun fundraiser found in many parts of the country.

The Turkey Trot

Turkey Trots have become increasingly popular over the past few years. It generally consists of getting dressed up as a turkey and doing a 3-to-5-mile fun run before Thanksgiving to help out a charity. This tradition is a great way to shed a few pounds before the big meals get here.

The Presidential Pardon

This is a fun tradition that started way back in the 1940s (officially since 1989) where US presidents have been ‘pardoning’ a real live turkey prior to Thanksgiving during a televised ceremony. The pardoned turkey is then sent to live at Mount Vernon, the former home of President George Washington, for the rest of its life as opposed to ending up on a dinner plate.

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