Israel is the land of milk and honey. Turkeys? If you want a whole turkey, you need to start looking for one well before you need to cook it.
While Thanksgiving is not a national holiday in Israel, plenty of Americans live there and have learned it is easy to find parts, of a turkey. But getting a whole turkey (hodu in Hebrew) to stuff and roast takes planning! Canned pumpkin? Buy months in advance; it is not carried year round. June is about the only time you’ll find French’s Fried Onions. Cranberries or the jelled fruit are a bit simpler to find year round. Potatoes of all kinds are readily available year round.
As for the day itself? It’s a regular workday for Israelis. They gave a lot of thanks during all their early Fall holidays, especially Sukkot.
Happy Thanksgiving, from Israel Celebration Tours to you, our customers and readers. We are thankful for you!