When you work or live abroad, it is not always easy to organize a Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving Day is not a holiday in other countries, and it is often difficult to find the right ingredients. Sometimes it’s just easier to make a long weekend of it or let someone else do the cooking. I’ve looked around for some alternatives, and there are some pretty nice ones out there. Just make sure to reserve well ahead of time. The US Thanksgiving falls on the last Thursday in November, which is 26 November in 2009.