How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

Add new traditions

Celebrating Thanksgiving abroad is an awesome opportunity to add in a bit of local flavor. How you do it is up to you!

You’re choosing to live abroad for some reason, so capitalize on that love for your new country, and incorporate some local aspects.

If you don’t know where to start, here’s a great idea. Try cooking up a few local dishes, and putting a Thanksgiving spin on them. Casseroles are popular Thanksgiving dishes, but many of the ingredients are not regularly available all around the world. Simply substitute unavailable vegetables with locally popular ones!

You can use this opportunity to invent your own traditions as well. While I didn’t serve a traditional turkey, I absolutely loved making this fruit version and will continue to do so in the future!

Stephanie Kempker / Own Work

Stephanie Kempker / Own Work



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