Celebrating festive occasions abroad!

23 Jan


Being a expat means you get to have an adventure, discover new and interesting places and experiences. On the down side expats are always missing something back home- a wedding, birthday, birth, christening, Christmas or baby shower.

January is one of my favorite months of the year. Why you may ask?

Well It is a start of a new year, my hubby’s birthday, friends and family birthday, cricket test and last but not least Australia day!

Australia Day is one of my favorite holiday! It is a time to get together with friends/ family, watch cricket, drinking beer, having a BBQ and listening to triple J hottest 100.

Though this can be hard abroad, we will miss Australia Day in Oz this year. So in this situation you have a few choices get down in the dumps, join a festivity abroad or create your own event.

A fellow readers this week asked me how do you celebrate your traditions from your home land abroad?

So in response please find my top 3 ways of celebrating a festive occasion abroad!

1- Embrace it- if you celebrate an occasion – Australia Day, Anzac Day, Queens Birthday, 4th July, Thanksgiving etc at home, make a point to embrace it and celebrate it where ever you are living.

2- Get involved– Expats are everywhere chances are you are not alone and there are fellow expats wanting to do the same thing. So join meet ups, have your own celebration or combine with other clubs and people!

3- Get patriot– I find I am even more passionate about Australia, living overseas. I love sharing Australia traditions, songs and facts. Do the same!

So on this Australia Day, if you are living in San Fran, come join fellow Aussies at ” The Australia Day Sport Carnival”

An event where netball, afl, pies, bake goods and Aussie music combine to make one heck of an event!

For more information check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/australia-day-2014-sf-sports-carnival-tickets-8839957551

Some times expats feel far away from home! Embrace the experience, as you never know when it may end!

Embrace Life!

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