While traveling and living abroad is an absolute blast, one time of year is perhaps tougher than any other to be away from your hometown and homeland – the holidays.
It seems easy enough to celebrate Christmas away from home, as most countries stock Christmas trees, decorations, and other traditional fare for the international holiday. Even if your new country doesn’t celebrate Christmas, it’ll be easy enough to find at least a few friends that do, and most people will at least know of the holiday.
Thanksgiving, however, can be hard to pull together abroad, as it is a very geographically narrow, North American tradition. Many people from abroad don’t know much about the holiday, if at all, and finding a fellow American friend to celebrate with isn’t always easy. But no worries! Thanksgiving can still be awesome.
In the spirit of giving, here’s a few tips for celebrating Thanksgiving (and any other holiday) overseas.