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Christmas Meals Around The World

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Christmas Meals Around The World

Christmas is a universally celebrated holiday, and countries around the world are feasting! Here are some of the traditional meals that every culture is eating today:

1. Norway

Photo: NorwegianArts.org.uk

Photo: NorwegianArts.org.uk

 

Norway celebrates their holiday meal on Christmas Eve with pork ribs and pork belly, with sides of sauerkraut and boiled potatoes.

2. Poland

Photo: HitchHikersHandbook.com

Photo: HitchHikersHandbook.com

Unlike Norway, the Polish feast has no red meat in sight. Instead, they eat fish, and their dinner is traditionally known as “Wagilia.”

 

3. Mexico

Photo: MexicoInMyKitchen.com

Photo: MexicoInMyKitchen.com

The Mexican Christmas dinner is served with the famous and popular Tamales, Bacalao, (salted fish) and Pozole—a hominy soup made with chicken or pork. Traditionally, the celebration begins on Christmas Eve, or “Noche Buena.” And don’t forget about the Mexican Hot Chocolate!

 

4. Italy

Photo: NotQuiteNigella.com

Photo: NotQuiteNigella.com

The meat lovers Italian Natale (Christmas) dinner has a variety of dishes, including braised beef, roasted veal, and roasted chicken. The meal starts with an antipasto spread, including cured meats and fine cheeses!

 

5. Russia

Photo: Dailymail.co.uk

Photo: Dailymail.co.uk

Russia celebrates their grand traditional holiday with a stuffed pig’s head as the centerpiece, along with goose, hare, venison, and fish.

6. France

Photo: Viator.com

Photo: Viator.com

The French have dishes such as foie gras, chapon, and Bûche de Noël for pudding; a Christmas cake shaped like a log.

 

7. Australia

photo: Watchfit.com

photo: Watchfit.com

Australians will either feast on cold food on Christmas day, or, as they’re traditionally known for, their barbecue. They also eat fresh seafoods, such as shrimp.

 

8. Egypt

Photo: FromTheKitchenOfSara.Blogspot.com

Photo: FromTheKitchenOfSara.Blogspot.com

Christmas is a big celebration in Egypt, as many believe that Christianity arrived in Egypt around 1AD. Families eat a special meal called “fatta” after going to a Christmas church service.  The meal is comprised os meat and rice.
9. Brazil

Photo: Dreammachine.com

Photo: Dreammachine.com

Brazil feasts on their holiday meals on Christmas Eve, with platters of ham, turkey, and sometimes fish. They also have traditional sides of roasted potatoes, kale, nuts, rice, and fruit!

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