Thanksgiving is one of those genuine American holidays which, unlike Halloween for example, hasn’t traveled to most European countries yet. We celebrated it for the first time in 2014 and loved it so much that we decided to have another traditional thanksgiving party this year. Everybody seems to be in this super cozy holiday mood by the end of November, people at work and school are more relaxed and everybody is excited to see their families. It also gives you a jump-start on Christmas.
I love Christmas but in the last years it often felt like we’re so busy that Christmas is almost over before I’m in the festive mood. Not with Thanksgiving right before December. Radio stations are starting to play Christmas songs, people get their decorations out early and the days off work give you space to transition into Christmas mode. I often heard people say that it takes the pressure out of Christmas because families and friends just had the time to catch-up and spent some quality time with each other.
So last week we all got to dress up (seriously, how awesome is my pug blouse??), cooked delicious food and had a wonderful, international friendsgiving at our friend’s cozy apartment. It was wonderful!