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Turkey Lovers’ Day

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Get ready to gobble up the day with your favorite poultry on Turkey Lovers' Day, which falls on the third Sunday of June every year. This special day was created to celebrate our love for turkeys and all things related to them. It's a great opportunity to share recipes, learn about turkey farming and conservation efforts, get creative with some crafty activities, or even plan a themed dinner party! Whether you're a fan of roasted turkey, fried turkey, or even just eating some delicious leftover sandwiches – this is the perfect day to honor your favorite bird!

History of Turkey Lovers’ Day

Turkey Lovers’ Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1863</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Turkey as Thanksgiving Staple</div><div class='timeline-text'>President Abraham Lincoln declares Thanksgiving a national holiday, and the turkey becomes a staple of the Thanksgiving meal in America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Turkey Breeding Advances</div><div class='timeline-text'>The turkey industry makes significant strides in breeding methods which result in larger and healthier birds, broadening their appeal to consumers and popularity in cuisine.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Frozen Turkeys Introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>Frozen turkeys are introduced in the market, providing consumers with a convenient and practical way to enjoy turkey beyond the holiday season.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognition of Health Benefits</div><div class='timeline-text'>Turkeys are acknowledged for their high protein and low fat content, attracting health-conscious consumers and further increasing its popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Turkey Lovers' Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Turkey Federation establishes Turkey Lovers' Day to honor the bird and the people who love it. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Turkey Lovers’ Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook a turkey</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show off your skills in the kitchen by cooking a turkey. If you are feeling adventurous try something new, like a slow cooked turkey or something with an international flair.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Turkey Farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a field trip to your local turkey farm and learn more about these amazing birds. You can even help feed them if you have the chance!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make Turkey Art</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create something special for Turkey Lovers' Day with a turkey-themed craft project. From painting to paper mache, let your creative side shine.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a Turkey Hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the family out for an afternoon of turkey watching. You can bring binoculars and spot turkeys in their natural habitat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat Turkey</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate Turkey Lovers' Day than by eating some delicious turkey? Try out a new recipe or just enjoy your favorite turkey dish.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Turkey Lovers’ Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Turkey is great for leftovers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When it comes to Thanksgiving leftovers, everyone knows that turkey reigns supreme. Turkey sandwiches, soups, and casseroles are just a few of the delicious dishes you can make with leftover turkey. Plus, it's an easy way to ensure that none of your holiday food goes to waste!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Turkey is a healthy source of protein</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cold turkey slices are packed full of high quality protein, making them an excellent addition to any meal or snack. Not only is it a tasty option, but it's also low in calories and fat - so you can enjoy your favourite foods while still staying on track with your health goals.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Turkey is a versatile ingredient</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving - it can be used in all kinds of different meals throughout the year. Add lean turkey to tacos, use shredded white meat for burritos, or spice up pasta dishes with ground turkey. The possibilities are endless!</p></div></div>

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Turkey Lovers’ Day Dates

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2023

Jun 18

Sunday

2024

Jun 16

Sunday

2025

Jun 15

Sunday

2026

Jun 21

Sunday

2027

Jun 20

Sunday

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