Thanksgiving in Korea

When you are in another country, your own Country’s holidays gets a bit blurry.  Every other foreigner here is from a different country.  So we all simply adapt and there is also a chance you get to partake in a tradition that is not part of your own country.  Not only are you already experiencing the culture of Korea but you also get to experience that of other countries depending on where your friends are from.

On the 27th of November a Thanksgiving party was organized at Liz’s place (thanks again Liz!!).  It was a kind of ‘from 3pm onwards open door’ type of party.  The bulk of people arrived early and some left, others came later.  The food was ordered from a place called Dragon Hill (I liked it before we even tasted the food).  Let’s see if I can recall what we got:

  • 1.5 Turkeys
  • Ham
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Salad

Now the list is short but the amount of food was huge!  We were told that it would feed up to 17 people, if I recall correctly.  From the pics below, you’ll see exactly how big the turkey’s were!

We had more than enough food, everyone took something home.  Music was playing nicely from Liz’s laptop in another room (she has a HUGE apartment!  We are sooo jealous) and people moved around from sitting on couch, floor and kitchen.

As you’ll also see, we had a number of Korean friends there, some whom have never experienced Thanksgiving, including turkey.  Everyone enjoyed the food and the massive pumpkin pie one of the girls bought form Costco(Yes, Costco is here).

There was one other guy who was Korea, so we were quite happy to be surrounded by all these beautiful women :)

We also talked about doing a ‘Dessert Safari’…..looking forward to that!

Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

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