Thanksgiving in Barcelona

Thanksgiving is a major holiday in the USA. Families travel far and wide typically in bumper to bumper traffic to be with one another to sit down for dinners and drinks; typically then going around and stating what they’re thankful for.

Weird how I’ve taken this holiday for granted.

I’ve spent every Thanksgiving with my family no matter where I am in the country. This year I couldn’t… although a major holiday in America, it’s not particularly relevant in other countries

Ontop of missing Thanksgiving with family, I was also missing Friendsgiving. It’s enough that I’ve been getting homesick, so to be missing on such an important tradition with both my friends and family didn’t sit right. I decided to  have Friendsgiving in Barcelona. What exactly is Friendsgiving? Simply the celebration of Thanksgiving with friends. In the USA it’s largely becoming a very common thing in groups of people who either are not close with their own families, don’t have much family, or in addition to celebrating with their families.

Anywho, Friendsgiving ended up turning out great. My Barcelona friends were more than willing to participate and learn more about the American holiday. I thought it was great because out of the 17 people who came, only 4 of us were American. So learning more about other cultures, and eating international traditional foods was a huge highlight for me. Explaining that Thanksgiving is a holiday dating back from the Pilgrims who shared a feast with the Native Americans for thanks in helping to show them how to harvest, and then continued to thank them by killing, raping, exploiting, and taking over their lands… was less fun.


The Menu

  • A whole baked chicken
  • Baked mac&cheese
  • Meatloaf
  • Samosas
  • Naan Bread
  • Grilled Veggies
  • Salad
  • Croatian Potatoes
  • Buttersquash Soup
  • Tortilla
  • Homemade Apple Sauce
  • Cheesecake
  • Sorbet
  • etc.
  • and lots and lots of wine and cava


10 Reasons Why ‘Friendsgiving’ Is Awesome

I really am thankful for all of my friends who came, and participated, and contributed ❤ .. it’s been a week though come and pick up your  tupperware lol. 

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