10 Ways You Know You're at a Latino Thanksgiving

When it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving, we all have our own ideas of a traditional meal. While your non-Latino friends will be celebrating the holiday with a buttered turkey, sweet potato casserole and a classic stuffing, your table will look just a little different.

There are a few not-so-typical dishes and traditions that your American friends might gawk at. Sure, your familia may be a little different, but it’s still a day to give thanks and be grateful to be surrounded by your loved ones. In the spirit of the holidays, we’ve rounded up the top 10 ways that you know you’re at a Latino Thanksgiving. Have more family customs to share? Tell us in the comments!

Read more: 5 Ways to (Latin) Spice Up Your Thanksgiving.

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Irina Gonzalez, Director of Audience Development

Irina Gonzalez is the Digital Audience Development Manager for Latina.com and The Latin Kitchen, where she oversees social media, content partnerships, writes and edits, and more. An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York, MamasLatinas.com, FamilyCircle.com, TheFrisky.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com. You can always find her on Twitter (@msirinagonzalez) & Instagram (@msirinagonzalez) talking about her latest delicious meal.

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