what do you mean that there isn’t Thanksgiving in Ireland? This is something that I am coming to terms with. Some of my favorite holidays just will not be celebrated, but Thanksgiving hurts the most.
Thanksgiving has always been my holiday. I was born on Thanksgiving day for goodness sake; therefore, it is mine. I love that it is a holiday about gratefulness and food.
there is always room for more!!!
The theme of the day being family, gratefulness, and love just warms me down to the tip of my toes. oooooo kkkay, maybe my favorite bit is that I get to have everyone sing happy birthday and that I am nearly guaranteed to have my family around me on or near enough to my actual birthday.
Moving forward what does this mean to myself and family? I am hoping that, rather than moping that there isn’t a thanksgiving, we will have a grand thanksgiving style party in Ireland every year. Family, love, and being thankful is not an exclusive thing for the states after all. Hosting our family and friends for a wee meal, ok not so wee. Starting a new tradition of our own.
When you move to another culture, it doesn’t mean that you give up your own. It means that you adapt. Celebrate what is important to you and excitedly explore what there is to offer in your new homeland.