The most popular Thanksgiving Day tradition, the feast gathers friends and families around the dinner table. Joyful and grateful, people who choose to celebrate this holiday in Hawaii enjoy the traditional menu in the exquisite tropical atmosphere.

The feast reassembles the celebration of the first harvest in the New World and honors the local food. You’ll always find potatoes, pumpkin, corn, and roasted turkey on the menu. Appetizers and drinks are also designed using the first colonists’ ingredients and recipes. But the feast wouldn’t be complete without rich desserts, flavored gravies and sauces, and beautiful table arrangements.

Spending Thanksgiving Day in Hawaii

Choose to celebrate Thanksgiving Day away from home, in a welcoming Hawaiian resort, with a feast cooked by expert chefs. You’ll have the chance to meet new people and recreate the atmosphere of a XVIIth century feast. Among the traditional dishes, you’ll find mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce, apple and pumpkin pie, all sorts of stuffing and vegetables, and, of course, the roasted turkey. And because there’s a long cocktail tradition in Hawaii, for this occasion you’ll be delighted with pumpkin-based cocktails.

Thanksgiving Day began as a harvest celebration. So don’t forget to be grateful for the richness of nature and protect the environment by living sustainably. Many Hawaiian resorts use local ingredients, ethically produced and with low impact on the environment. Hawaiians have a strong community and take part in charitable and environmental actions. Many people choose to spend Thanksgiving Day distributing food in social shelters or donating money to charity.

Embrace the spirit of Aloha and allow calm, love, and goodness to lead your life. Avoid useless consumption and be respectful of people and the environment. Remember that Thanksgiving Day is about being compassionate and sharing with those less fortunate than you. As a result, be thankful for spending the holiday in Hawaii!