With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Americans all across the nation are preparing to meet with family, share gratitude, and perhaps most importantly, feast upon a large selection of home cooked food.

While the holiday may be fun, everyone who has ever cooked a meal for a big group of people understands the stress of preparing the food, particularly the turkey, arguably the star of the meal.

Here are our favourite, most relatable Thanksgiving turkey memes…

What is Turkey pardoning?

Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan pardoned Thanksgiving turkeys, the turkey pardon did not become an annual tradition until the George H.W. Bush administration, according to WhiteHouseHistory.org.

In 1989, President Bush said: “But let me assure you, and this fine tom turkey, that he will not end up on anyone’s dinner table, not this guy—he’s presented a Presidential pardon as of right now—and allow him to live out his days on a children’s farm not far from here.”

The pardoning of the turkey has been an annual tradition ever since.

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