The pure spectacle of Thailand’s holidays, from Songkran to Loy Krathong, are enough to keep anyone’s attention. While traditional Thai holidays are an amazing experience, holidays from some expats’ home countries go overlooked. Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase of Christmas decorations in December and to a lesser extent Halloween costume parties are sporadically held throughout the Land of Smiles on October 31st.
Thanksgiving is primarily celebrated in North America and in a handful of other countries as well. The specifics of when and why this is observed differs from country to country. However, the tradition of a Thanksgiving feast with family and friends is the same.
Tonight on this third Thursday of November, 2011, many people from all backgrounds will come together to celebrate this holiday of family and friends. Some will have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, others will have a more improvised approach. Over time, the reason for celebrating this holiday has become less significant than who you spend it with. For those are away from home, it will be a time to share this deep-rooted tradition with new friends. Those caught by surprise will get to share a new experience and eat some great food!
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at TEFLPlus and Patong Lanugage School!