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The Abroad Perspective presents… Thanksgiving Day in Spain!

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“In America, the fourth Thursday every November is celebrated as Thanksgiving Day”. This tradition dates back to 1621 where the Pilgrims from England invited the local Native Americans to a feast after a successful season of good harvest. On this day to give thanks, Americans typically celebrate by coming together with friends and family and enjoying a full meal consisting of Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and corn. Contrary to the now popular tradition of Turkey for dinner, the first Thanksgiving instead included a three-day feast of goose, lobster, cod, and deer. You can find some spots in Madrid that will offer a special food menu for the Thanksgiving holiday such as the Sandó restaurant, Intercontinental Hotel, Nice to Meet You skylounge, or Fudeat for catering.

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A popular tradition paired with Thanksgiving is Black Friday which is celebrated the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday is a perfect day for dedicated shoppers in search for the best deals stores have to offer. Some stores in Spain also celebrate Black Friday- so you won’t have to put your shopping habits on pause if you are here during the holidays! In Spain, stores offer sales online and in-store as well from the Friday after Thanksgiving until Monday, also known as Cyber Monday in America. Great way to get started on your holiday shopping early and save money while doing so!”

MadridEasy invites you to take this day to reminisce on all you are thankful for!

Don’t miss this special video about ‘Thanksgiving’ in Madrid!