How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

Focus on what you have rather than what you don’t

If you concentrate on what you can’t find and what you don’t have abroad, you’ll be missing the whole point of the holiday – Thankfulness! You definitely won’t be able to find every one of your Thanksgiving favorites, and it definitely wouldn’t be as easy as in the USA. Likely, you won’t even be able to find many of the ingredients to make some special items from scratch.

Pumpkin pies are likely impossible to find, as is likely pumpkin puree or even the kind of pumpkin you’d need to make it from scratch. But you may have another local fruit (and likely apples) to make a different kind of pie!

And while your family is far away, you can celebrate the friends and loved ones that you do have near, and be joyful for the opportunity to have met them abroad. My Thanksgiving had Scottish, Australian, Brazilian, and Dutch attendees… even Thai if you count my little dog Mickey who was born in Bangkok!



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