How do Peruvians Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Happy Black Friday, Americans! I hope no one is getting trampled out there!

I am currently spending my last hours in Indiana sitting at home watching Walking Dead 🙂  As I sit here in my pjs, I thought about my very good Thanksgiving spent with my family.  It also made me think about friends in Germany.

They don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Germany (for obvious reasons). I was asked what it was like…..was it like the movies?

Well, the thing is, I don’t really remember having an American Thanksgiving.  Maybe I did at some point when I was younger but I only remember spending it with Peruvians.

So technically I have had a Peruvian Thanksgiving.

So what does that entail? Well, it’s not really that much different than Americans in regards to the spirit and the giving of thanks.  This side of my family is comprised mainly of immigrants.  Some have married Americans and most have completely assimilated into American culture.  Thanksgiving is one of those holidays we have adopted as our own and added our own Peruvian flair to it.

First things first – the food 🙂

My Tias carving the deep fried turkey :-)
My Tias carving the deep fried turkey 🙂

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Epic noms were had.  As you can see, no cranberry sauce and no gravy volcano, but there were biscuits! Of course there was rice, too, because Peruvian love them some rice.  We also did ham because not everyone was a turkey fan.

My plate
My plate

As you can see that I didn’t pile a mountain of food like you see in the movies.  That’s not to say that we don’t.  This year I was too busy trying to catch up with family and just simply spend time with them.  I am very grateful I grew up with bunch of people.  They helped shape me to be the person I am today.

Mom and her siblings :-)
Mom and her siblings 🙂

We were at my mom’s brother’s house this year and one of my favorite pieces of their house is this poster they  made:



If you look on the bottom right hand corner, you will see a photo of T and I 🙂

Our family is growing every day and I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with them this Thanksgiving.  But not just them.  I am grateful for all the people I got to see during my short return to my home:


Happy Thanksgiving!

Schoesnes Wochenende und bis Montag!!!



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