Turkey Neck Soup Day

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 22, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 10, 2022
Fact-checked by Naman Khanna
Turkey Neck Soup Day is celebrated to cherish turkey's deliciousness.
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Where is Turkey Neck Soup Day celebrated?

This food holiday is celebrated across the USA.

Who is Turkey Neck Soup Day celebrated by?

This day is celebrated by food lovers, chefs and cooks, and anyone who has a great taste for good turkey meat.

When did Turkey Neck Soup Day first start?

National Turkey Neck Soup was first celebrated in 2015.

Who started Turkey Neck Soup Day?

The history of who started this food holiday are unknown.

Turkey was considered to be a weak bird, thus American's did not prefer to eat it.

History And Timeline

Turkeys were never a preferred choice for Americans as they were considered weak birds. However, during the famine, Turkey meat was consumed for the first time and soon became a delicacy.

Turkey neck soup is not made from one neck, several necks are required, so people freeze as and when they acquire turkey necks and make the soup when they have enough.

This day is now celebrated all over America.

Introduction To Spain

In Mexico, turkeys were domesticated and introduced in Spain.


Introduction To England

After Spain, turkeys were introduced in England.


A 'Turken' Was Created

In the 1800s, a crossbreed of a turkey and a chicken called a 'turken' was introduced.


Turkey As A Food Ingredient

Initially, turkeys were only used to breed, but during the famine, people started eating turkey meat.


Turkey Neck Soup Day

The first Turkey Neck Soup Day was celebrated on March 30, 2015.


Traditions And Customs

There are no specific customs and traditions associated with this day. You can make your own traditions by celebrating with family and friends every year.

Ways To Observe Or Celebrate Turkey Neck Soup Day

Celebrate this day by creating the perfect turkey neck soup. The recipe requires a few turkey necks, and root vegetables like carrots, and turnips. Let it simmer for a while. There are times when a turkey neck is more bones than meat, so you can create a bone broth instead of meat stock soup.

Although it is fairly easy to cook a turkey soup, there are traditional family recipes and you can use those to make a soup for yourself. There are also several recipes online to help you make a great soup.

Enjoy this day with family, friends, and loved ones just like you would celebrate other national days!

Facts And Stats

  • Some people celebrate National Turkey Neck Day as a promise to end winter and bring spring.
  • This day is celebrated in the USA by everyone on March 30, every year.
  • Turkey Neck Soup Day was first started in 2015, although, there is no information available on who started this day.

Who invented turkey neck soup?

The inventor of turkey neck soup is unknown.

What is the significance of Turkey Neck Soup Day?

Turkey soup is a form of comfort food for many and this is a holiday that brings families closer.

Who started Turkey Neck Soup Day?

The person who started Turkey Neck Soup Day is unknown.

When is Turkey Neck Soup Day?

Turkey Neck Soup Day is celebrated annually on March 30.

What is the history & origins of Turkey Neck Soup Day?

This day was first celebrated in 2015 but the creator is still unknown.

When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Monday, March 30, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Saturday, March 30, 2024

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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