US President Joe Biden has pardoned two turkeys on the occasion of the upcoming Thanksgiving Day. The annual tradition was introduced in 1989 by 41st President George W. Bush.
The turkey is a traditional bird on the Thanksgiving holiday table, which is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. Since the middle of the 19th century, before the celebration, it is presented to the president, and he can eat it. Since the time of Bush, the president has officially announced a pardon to her, after which the turkey is sent to the farm or zoo.
For Biden, pardoning turkeys this year was the first in the presidency. Turkeys Peanut Butter and Jam were brought to Washington from Indiana – tells Voice of America. They will also be returned there after the holiday in order to calmly live out their days in one of the nurseries.