Thanksgiving traditions around the world

Thanksgiving traditions around the world

Welcome to our virtual Thanksgiving table! As we gather to give thanks, let’s explore the diverse and heartwarming traditions embraced around the world. Beyond the classic turkey and pumpkin pie, different cultures express gratitude in unique and beautiful ways. So, grab a cozy seat and let’s embark on a global journey of Thanksgiving celebrations!

Mayan Monkey Thanksgiving celebration

Mayan Monkey Thanksgiving celebration

For us, Thanksgiving is not just a day, it’s a celebration that spans across all our locations; Cancun, Tulum, and Los Cabos. Join our community of travelers, our family, for a day filled with gratitude and meditation on the experiences lived throughout the year.

Activities Include:

Delicious dinner: A feast featuring a blend of traditional Thanksgiving dishes and local flavors.
Incredible surprises: Brace yourself for unexpected delights and festive moments that make Thanksgiving at Mayan Monkey unique.

*Secure your spot at our Thanksgiving celebration for only $18, a token of appreciation from us to you!

The classic feast

Thanksgiving at USA

In the U.S., Thanksgiving is synonymous with a grand feast featuring roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and, of course, pumpkin pie. Families come together to share gratitude, often followed by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or cheering for their favorite football team.

Harvest celebrations

Harvest-festival

Our neighbors to the north celebrate Thanksgiving in October, marking the end of the harvest season. Canadians gather for a feast that includes turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. The holiday is an opportunity to give thanks for the bountiful harvest and the blessings of the past year.

Erntedankfest

Erntedankfest

In Germany, Erntedankfest, or Harvest Festival, is a time to give thanks for the harvest. Decorated with fruits, vegetables, and flowers, churches hold festive services, and communities come together for parades and feasts.

Labor Thanksgiving day

Labor Thanksgiving day

Known as Kinrō Kansha no Hi, Japan’s Thanksgiving is a national holiday honoring labor and productivity. People express gratitude for workers and the fruits of their labor. Schools often engage in activities promoting thankfulness and respect for labor.

National day of Thanksgiving

National day of Thanksgiving

In Liberia, the first Thursday of November is celebrated as the National Day of Thanksgiving. Communities gather for church services, parades, and feasts. It’s a time to reflect on the country’s history and give thanks for unity and peace.

Chuseok

Chuseok

Chuseok, often called Korean Thanksgiving Day, is a major harvest festival. Families pay respects to ancestors, share traditional foods, and participate in folk games. It’s a time to express gratitude for the year’s harvest and spend time with loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving

As we embrace the diverse traditions that make our world so vibrant, Mayan Monkey invites you to be a part of our global Thanksgiving celebration. Whether you’re enjoying a classic American feast or participating in a harvest festival halfway across the world, let this Thanksgiving be a reminder of the beauty found in gratitude and the connections that span across oceans and cultures.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!