For all of you reading who may be wondering, Thanksgiving is not a holiday celebrated here in Italy. But the Italians do know about the popular American holiday and here it is called the Festa del Ringraziamento, which literally means the Festival of Thanks. That’s pretty close! While I always feel far away from my family and our traditions on this day, it does make me happy to know that many of my expat friends here in Italy are still celebrating today. I have realized just how important it is to continue traditions even if you are far away from home. We may not have cranberries and for many our families are long flights away, but there is always so much to be thankful for. For my family and friends, you are all very close in my heart today! I miss each and every one of you. And, please, please eat some cranberries for me.