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Thanksgiving In Italy

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

allenrizzi

This week’s post is a true tale from Italy.

Living in Italy, let’s start with the obvious: The Thanksgiving holiday is not celebrated here. Only a very few of the local populace is even aware of the American holiday and they know very little of it.

For years, we insisted on celebrating Thanksgiving American style in our tiny village of Tret, located high in the Italian Alps. The first super big challenge was to obtain a whole turkey. Upon trying to consummate such a purchase, I was often asked, “Why not just buy turkey slices?” I demurred and insisted on the whole beast. That is quite a feat hereabouts but I was persistent. Fette weren’t going to do the trick!

First we tried purchasing a turkey at a local U.S. Army PX. That didn’t go well. It seems that the friend of a friend’s girlfriend could shop at the PX…

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14 Comments
  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you Allen !

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving

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  3. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving 🦃🍁🍂 cheers!

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