Happy New Year to expats everywhere! As this is the last post of the year for our Expat Blog and it happens to be New Year’s Eve, we’d like to highlight one more expat holiday report from Santiago, Chile:
What is your favorite thing about celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah in your overseas location?
I love adding new traditions to ours and I enjoy adding a special remembrance to our family Christmas tree to recall all the places and events in our lives. Having family near is always special. And for those who cannot be with us we call or Skype them.
Beside family and friends, what do you miss from home during the holidays?
I DON’T MISS the snow and hassles it causes in travel. Some of the favorite foods that recall our home are missed (we brought in a can of pumpkin for pumpkin pie).
How is New Year’s typically celebrated in your expat location?
New Year’s is celebrated with a flourish of food, fun, dancing and fireworks.
Please do fill out your own Holiday Report! It is a great way for potential expats to get a feel for what it might be like to live overseas.
Happy New Year to all from Expat Exchange!