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An American Thanksgiving in Paris

American immigrants are full of ingenious ideas when it comes to perpetuating the tradition of Thanksgiving abroad. A large number of Parisians have been won over, and now also celebrate this U.S. holiday with family and friends, at home and at church.

The fourth Thursday in November is one of the rare dates every U.S. citizen marks on the calendar. Americans in the United States travel an average of 250 miles every year to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional meal shared by friends or family. The stars of this culinary show include the turkey, accompanied by mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and cranberries. And don’t forget the pecan and pumpkin pies!

For the American community in Paris, breaking with tradition is just not an option. “The fourth Thursday in No [...]

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