Parade of Dens - Feast of Thanks

We want to wish a Happy Feast of Thanks to our amazing Animal Jam Community! We are so very grateful to have such an amazing community in Animal Jam and Play Wild! THANK YOU! 


We hope you enjoy this special Feast of Thanks Episode of Parade of Dens. We toured the amazing Feast of Thanks Dens of Pandaman197, Heliport and Funflyer. Each of them will receive an Epic Den Plaque! 


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Do you have an amazing den or know of one? Nominate the username in the comments below!

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Turkeys Turkeys Turkeys!

Turkeys Turkeys Turkeys!!

Howdy Jammers,
 
As Thanksgiving draws close, I am so thankful for the beautiful wild turkeys roaming my neighborhood. 16 of them foraging around my house!  They eat everything from acorns to salamanders! I’ve even learned some of their calls and did you know turkeys can even swim?


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 Wild turkeys have been around for 5 million years and they didn’t come from Turkey! No sireee! They’re native to Mexico where they were domesticated by the Aztecs. In the early 1500s, Spanish conquistadors exploring North America brought them back to Spain and here’s where their story gets interesting. 


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 Merchants from Turkey traded and sold these birds through North Africa, Turkey and beyond and the fowl made their way onto dinner plates throughout Europe and England. Since they were being wholesaled out of Turkey, the English labeled them turkeys. 


 Anyways, learning all about turkeys made me wonder what those Aztecs, the original domesticators of the bird, called them. Turns out their word was huehxolotl. The scientific name is Meleagris gallopavo  which translates to guinea-fowl-rooster-peacock. Hmmm, those are both a mouthful. Maybe I think I’ll just keep calling my fine-feathered friends, turkeys!

I hope you Jammers get to see some wild turkeys someday!! They are truly gorgeous. I can see why the eminent Benjamin Franklin admired them so much. You may have heard that ol Ben  nominated the turkey to be our national bird instead of the bald eagle but that, alas, is a myth. While he did admire them and called them a “bird of courage, he never formally suggested them to be our national symbol.  


But that's a whole other story. . . . .


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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!



News Crew - All About the Feast of Thanks


News Crew - All About the Feast of Thanks

by: Lacings


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Hey Jammers! Today is all about celebrating Feast of Thanks, one of Jamaa's most spectacular celebrations! But first of all, what is Feast of Thanks exactly? Well, Feast of Thanks is when all Jammers come together and talk about the things they’re the most thankful for! The Alphas that protect us, the parties we go to, the buddies we talk to everyday, are all reasons to be a thankful Jammer! Isn't that just fantastic? 


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First of all, to properly be a festive Jammer, you’ll need to host a feast in your den! How? Well, its simple, start decorating! During the month of November both the den and clothing stores of Jamaa are filled with Feast of Thanks items, and except that, you can also play the Twists and Turns adventure for some cool Autumn decorations too. You could add a table and some chairs from the Medieval Party to make your feast room, and you can also add items from Jam Mart Furniture to give your den the Autumn feeling!


After you’re done decorating, unlock your den and gather all your buddies for a Feast of Thanks party! Now that’s what I call festive! And if you think you’re not into the FEASTY spirit yet, don’t worry, I got you covered! Because who can be thankful without showing it? 


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Jam-a-Gram your buddies telling them how much of a thankful Jammer you are to have them, or make a Masterpiece about the reasons you are thankful in the first place! Jamaa is an amazing land and there are many ways to show how much you love it, hopefully by following my tips you can get into the Feast of Thanks spirit even more!


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Thanks for writing such a fantastic report! It's a pleasure to have you on the NEWS CREW team. Congrats on winning the DIAMOND NEWS CREW PLAQUE for your den! Diamond plaques are awarded to Jammers who are specifically featured on the DAILY EXPLORER:
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Our next NEWS CREW topic is HOW TO GET INTO THE JAMAALIDAY SPIRIT. You can submit reports at JAMMER CENTRAL located in JAMAA TOWNSHIP.  

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