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Turkey and Football on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important holidays in the United States. It is a day for family and friends to get together to enjoy a feast and give thanks for their blessings. Turkey and stuffing are the traditional Thanksgiving fare. 

This tradition started with The Mayflower Pilgrims back in 1621 when they gathered for an autumn celebration after their first successful corn harvest. They invited the Indians to thank them for their help teaching them how to cultivate the land and increase the productivity of the crops. The celebrations lasted for three days.  

In the years that followed, Thanksgiving became an official American holiday and has been celebrated since then with great enthusiasm. 

For many Americans, a traditional Thanksgiving meal would not be complete without a turkey, but Thanksgiving NFL Football has played a very important part in the tradition as well since 1934, when the first Thanksgiving day football game was played between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears. 

In order to continue this well-established tradition of feasting and football, on November 28th Garza Blanca Preserve in Puerto Vallarta celebrated Thanksgiving with an incredible turkey feast on the beach and a special transmission of NFL football on a big screen as the New Orleans Saints played the Atlanta Falcons. 

The Saints-Falcons games are always very exciting since they are between two of the league’s top teams. But this year, the New Orleans Saints showed their determination to win, and dominated the Atlanta Falcons for most of the game with a 26-18 win. 

The three chefs who prepared this delicious Thanksgiving feast were the chefs in charge of each kitchen: Chef Eder Gutierrez from Aquazul, Chef Antonio Martínez from Blanca Blue and Chef Álvaro Cortés from Bocados Stk. Each chef prepared a turkey according to their style. 

The buffet included traditional stuffed turkey, chicken with fine herbs, beef tenderloin, and Alaskan salmon. As well as grilled vegetables, salads and mashed potatoes. For dessert there was carrot cake, corn cake, fruit tarts and, of course, pumpkin pie. 

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and to give thanks for your blessings, your family and loved ones. It is a time for families to enjoy each other’s company, and also cheer on their favorite football team! 

If you didn’t have a chance to join us this year, we hope we will see you next year for our special Turkey and Football celebration.