Did you know that Thanksgiving has become more popular in Mexico due to the influence of more than 1 million American citizens live in Mexico? Today, many expats and native Mexicans who lived in the U.S. for some time before moving back home, celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico. Are you an expat living in Cabo or Riviera Nayarit at Villa La Estancia and want to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 28th, 2019? Whether you decide to cook at home in the comfort of your spacious beachfront residence, or decide to enjoy a nice dinner at a restaurant in the Banderas Bay area, keep reading below to learn about Thanksgiving in Mexico.
Thanksgiving Celebrations in Mexico
While Thanksgiving traditions in Mexico are quite similar to those in America, there are some differences. In Mexico and in the U.S., Thanksgiving celebrations focus on a harvest concept including decorations such as fall leaves, pumpkins, assorted fruits, regional flowers, and autumn color schemes. Thanksgiving is a time where people give thanks to God for their blessings and spend time with their family and friends. It is common practice in Mexico for guests at a Thanksgiving meal to share a short prayer of gratitude at the beginning of the meal. Although a religious component of Thanksgiving is still evident in some American households, it is especially common in Mexico with more than 82% of the Mexican population identifying as Catholic.
Flavors of a Mexican Thanksgiving
American style Thanksgiving meal usually consists of a cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables and cranberry sauce. Mexico has added some unique foods to make Thanksgiving in Mexico an extra special event. Did you know that some people celebrating Thanksgiving in Mexico will prepare traditional dishes such as marinated roast pork instead of turkey? If a cooked turkey is on the menu, it may be made with a green mole sauce or contain spicy chipotle peppers. Some parts of Mexico you will find turkey enchiladas, chorizo pumpkin soup or a candied pumpkin dessert on the Thanksgiving menu. Are you going to be in Mexico at Villa La Estancia in Cabo or Riviera Nayarit during Thanksgiving this year?
Thanksgiving at Villa La Estancia
At Villa La Estancia in Cabo and in Riviera Nayarit, many homeowners in the exclusive enjoy preparing a Thanksgiving meal at their vacation home to invite friends and family to celebrate with them. Villa La Estancia beachfront residences are Ideal for entertaining and the spacious patio gives great ocean views that your guests will love. The indoor-outdoor living concept really opens up your home, yet it still feels cozy and warm. If you aren’t in the mood to cook or do dishes, Villa La Estancia homeowners can also head downstairs to La Casona to enjoy a delicious gourmet Thanksgiving meal.
Villa La Estancia homeowners, Thanksgiving is nearly here! This time of the year means that we should all be thankful for our blessings and enjoy celebrating together with friends and family.
Celebrate with us Thanksgiving this Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit.