Turkey Neck Soup Day
March 30, 2023

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A turkey neck soup made at home from scratch can be delicious.

Turkey necks are not the most conventionally eaten part of the turkey, and many people may be repulsed by the thought of it. However, turkey necks are very flavorful and make excellent soup.

Turkey meat is much loved amongst food lovers and is traditionally prepared for holidays such as Thanksgiving. Some people refer to this holiday as 'Turkey Day'. Every part of the turkey is usually consumed except the turkey neck.

On Turkey Neck Soup Day, people celebrate by making a homemade broth made with the turkey neck and vegetables like celery, onions, and carrots, beans, herbs, and other seasonings, and some noodles or rice served with it. A whiff of this flavorful soup is enough to leave you wanting for more!

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.

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