While Thanksgiving isn’t typically celebrated in Mexico, the influence of more than 1 million American citizens who have emigrated from the U.S. to live in Mexico have made the holiday well known. Today, this festive occasion is becoming increasingly popular in Mexico among expats and even native Mexicans who lived in the U.S. for some time before moving back home.
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Are you a foreigner living in Puerto Vallarta at Garza Blanca and want to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 28th, 2019? You can prepare a delicious meal at home, or if you aren’t in the mood to cook, you will be glad to know that there are lots of restaurants in town and on the property grounds that offer special Thanksgiving dinners. Read more to learn about Thanksgiving in Mexico, and how you can celebrate out on the town, or in the comfort of your luxury home at Garza Blanca.
Thanksgiving in Mexico
The Thanksgiving traditions practiced in Mexico are similar to those in America, but there are some differences.
As in the U.S., Mexican Thanksgiving celebrations are typically centered around the concept of a harvest season, with decorations such as fall leaves, pumpkins, assorted fruits, regional flowers, and color schemes inspired by autumn.
In Mexico, Thanksgiving is considered a time to give thanks to God for your blessings and spend time with your loved ones. It is also common practice for guests at a Thanksgiving meal to each say a short prayer of gratitude before the meal commences. While the religious component of Thanksgiving is still a part of many American households, it is especially prevalent in Mexico as more than 82% of the Mexican population identifies as Catholic.
What to Eat at Thanksgiving in Mexico
If you want to eat an authentically American style Thanksgiving meal, that generally includes a cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables and cranberry sauce.
In Mexico, they have added their own flair with some unique foods that make Thanksgiving in Mexico a true celebration. For example, many people celebrating Thanksgiving in Mexico others will prepare traditional dishes such as marinated roast pork. If a cooked turkey is on the menu, it could be prepared in a green mole or with spicy chipotle peppers for a kick of flavor. Even turkey enchiladas are popular in some parts of Mexico.
Other unique foods consumed during a Mexican Thanksgiving meal might be a chorizo pumpkin soup or candied pumpkin for dessert. Are you going to be in Mexico during the Thanksgiving holiday this year? If so, make sure to take part in the area’s festivities and enjoy the rich traditions that bring both natives and foreigners together.
Ideal for entertaining, the indoor-outdoor living concept provides a sense of elegance and luxury, while still maintaining that desirable cozy feeling that a great home needs to have. Not in the mood to cook or do dishes? That’s okay. Garza Blanca homeowners can also head to one of the onsite restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends as they take in the incredible Banderas Bay views. Blanca Blue Restaurant is going to prepare a delicious Thanksgiving buffet that will include traditional turkey and delicious side dishes that are sure to please everyone’s tastes.
It’s time for Thanksgiving in Mexico! Garza Blanca homeowners, get ready to give gratitude for your amazing life in paradise and celebrate with a delicious meal with your friends and family.