Why Not Celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico?

Will you be traveling to Mexico this year for vacation during late November? If so, why not celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico? Many of the resorts have suites with complete kitchens, so you can celebrate a delicious holiday meal with your family while on your vacation. For example, the Villa Group Resorts have luxury resorts in top tourist destinations in Mexico and many suites come with a full kitchen. However, if you don’t have a complete kitchen at your suite, or you don’t want to bother cooking dinner, then you will be happy to know that many local restaurants offer Thanksgiving dinner packages. Due to the influence of American expats, many local restaurants will prepare and sell special Thanksgiving meal packages. If you will be vacationing in Mexico this November, continue to read below to see how you can celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico this year. 

Thanksgiving Dinner celebration in Mexico

Is thanksgiving celebrated in Mexico?

When you think of Mexico, Thanksgiving is not likely the holiday that you would think of. However, these days many towns in Mexico observe this holiday, because over 1 million Americans now call Mexico home. In fact, Thanksgiving has become a very popular holiday in Mexico and many expat residents and locals now celebrate the holiday. Thanksgiving is always held on the last Thursday in November, and Mexicans that have lived in the States, then came back to Mexico also like to celebrate the holiday. Many of the local restaurants will be featuring a Thanksgiving menu. 

Mexican Thanksgiving Traditions

Mexican Thanksgiving traditions are similar to traditions in the United States. In both countries, tradition involves a theme of a harvest season such as pumpkins, leaves, flowers, fruits, and tone color décor. The holiday is a time when family and friends come together and enjoy a delicious meal, no matter what country you are in. Before eating the meal, people say a prayer showing thanks and gratitude for their blessings. 

Thanksgiving Menu in Mexico

If your accommodations are at a resort like the Villa Group Resorts, then your suite may come with a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare a delicious homemade meal yourself. However, if you don’t want to cook on your vacation, then you can order a prepared meal from one of the area’s local restaurants. Many restaurants and resorts will offer an American style Thanksgiving menu, which usually includes turkey or ham, homemade stuffing and mashed potatoes, a couple different vegetables, and cranberry sauce. Some restaurants will add dishes that have a Mexican touch such as roasted pork that has been marinated in a spicy green mole, turkey enchiladas, and pumpkin soup. Desserts may include a candied pumpkin dessert, bread pudding, and tres leches pumpkin flan. They are all delicious and you may prefer these unique desserts over the traditional pumpkin pies that are most common in the States. 

Get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico if you will be on vacation in late November. Are you needing a great place to stay? If so, check out the best Mexico destinations: Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Cancun, Cabo, and in the Islands of Loreto. Right now, special low-cost Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel packages are on sale that won’t last forever. In addition, timeshare ownership program is another great way to always have amazing getaways with your loved ones. Members love joining the vacation club because they get to save money in the long run. Are you ready to treat your family to a last minute vacation to paradise? If so, why not celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico this year? It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience that the whole family will enjoy.