From Thanksgiving to Diwali, there is a wealth of festivals for expats to celebrate worldwide throughout the year. However, celebrating national holidays and traditions overseas can be tricky for an expat. New surroundings and establishing new routines can be overwhelming for expats who have just moved. One trick to settling in even sooner is jump straight into local customs and festivals. Celebrating home traditions and experiencing new ones is an excellent way to get to know a new city, understand a culture, make friends and meet neighbours. The team in CurrencyFair are looking ahead at some fun and unique holidays for expats to try out this month, and how to make the most of them – wherever they are in the world.Another great Indian festival to experience is Holi. This festival takes place in March which marks the letting go of negativity and is about bringing people together. Everybody can take part, regardless of age or social status, as part of Holi celebrations.
How to celebrate holidays from home away
Written by Caroline McCarthy