Response to Michelle – re : fish
The reason for the fish is that it is a sacrifice to give up the meat on Christmas eve. My family does both meat and fish as well as two different types of spaghetti.
The seven types of fish (forgive the spelling) –
1 – white fish, 2 – bakala, 3 – eel, 4 – golumad, 5 – scungelee, 6 – shrimp, 7 – lobster
I did forget to ask my aunt why seven, I will have to get back to you . Hope this helped . Buon Natale!