Holidays far from home can be lonely for expats. Christmas especially is a time replete with memories, with family members traveling great distances to spend time together; but that’s not always possible for expatriates who live on the other side of the world. We’ve gathered tips and suggestions from expatriates who’ve learned to celebrate holidays wherever they are, with new friends and new customs enhancing traditions from home.
Love The Folks Back Home (But It’s The Food We Really Miss)Every country has its favorite Christmas foods:
- The English love their mince pies and mulled wine (with a side of steamed Brussels sprouts that no one ever eats).
- The Germans feast on roast goose and gingerbread cookies.
- French families close their meals that include foie gras and capon with la Bûche de Noël, or traditional Yule Log.