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Expatriates, do you celebrate national holidays?

Asked by AstroChuck (37428points) September 29th, 2008 from iPhone

If you an American living abroad do you celebrate on July 4? Thanksgiving? Canadians living here, do you observe Canada Day or Canadian Thanksgiving? All others not living in their own country, what about you?

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Going through the orphan questions and finding some that I can’t believe no one answered, including this one. I’ve lived overseas and I and the other expatriates I know definitely celebrate the big US national holidays. My mom lives in a small village in Italy with a surprisingly diverse population that includes a bunch of Americans, and not only do they/we celebrate our holidays, they’ve even introduced the Halloween tradition to the village. The village kids get to dress in costumes and do a bit of trick-or-treating and my sister’s Nov. 1 birthday ensures a Halloween-themed party, as well. :)

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Wow. I forgot about this question.
Hurray! I’m no longer an orphan! Thank you for ending that stigma, MissAnthrope.

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No problem.

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