Thanksgiving 2017 – Unlike his domesticated brethren, the Turkey in today’s Doodle is taking flight…from the Thanksgiving table.
Three hundred ninety-six years ago, the Pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest with Native Americans of the Wampanoag tribe. As time flew by, feasts like these became beloved traditions that flocked through the colonies, and in 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Though the pardoning of turkeys has been a presidential privilege since 1989, the Turkey in this Doodle has decided to pardon itself. Luckily, there are plenty of mashed potatoes to go around.
Happy Thanksgiving 2017!
You can find more about Thanksgiving 2017 on the official Google Doodle Page