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Christmas dinner around the world

Updated: January 21, 2013 2:59PM



Australia: On Christmas Eve snacks are left out for Father Christmas and water for the kangaroos that pull his sleigh.

Austria: Christmas dinner would consist of braised carp served with gingerbread and beer sauce. Turkey is becoming more popular.

Ireland: There are three special puddings made for the holidays; one for Christmas, one for New Year’s and another for Twelfth Night.

Italy: Tortellini is a specialty of the Bolognese Christmas dinner (filled with turkey, ham, and sausage forcemeat).

Jamaica: Christmas dinner usually consists of rice, gungo peas, chicken, ox tail and curried goat.

Mexico: In Oaxaca, Mexico, Christmas Eve is also the Night of the Radishes, when large radishes are cut into animal shapes.

Poland: Traditional Christmas Eve supper consists of 12 non-meat dishes, representing the months of the year.

Sweden: Hiding an almond inside rice pudding is a Christmas custom in Sweden. Whoever gets it has good luck for the new year.

United Kingdom: The majority of families consider turkey a Christmas tradition, along with puddings, beer and wine.

Source: foodreference.com/html/fchristmas.html



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