Christmas Around the World

Why Italians Eat Seven Fish

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Italy

Why Italians Eat Seven Fish Sister Jacinta Coscia In response to the query about the traditional fish dinner many Italian-Americans enjoy on Christmas Eve, I have a little information. My grandparents came from southern Italy. We traditionally enjoyed clams, squid, shrimp, lobster, some type of fillet etc. I don’t know that the total has to

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The real Xmas in Italy …

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The real Xmas in Italy … Matteo-North Italy Hi, I’m a boy from North Italy’s region “Trentino-South Tyrol.” First of all , sorry for my English … Well , I want to say something about the Christmas in Italy (over all here in the North). Here the decorations, the lights, the tree usually are just

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Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve jloudiana I have an Italian background and live in the United States. My father has always made squid and Baccala (salt cod) on Christmas Eve for dinner. Can anyone give me more ideas for more authentic Italian foods for the Christmas holidays I can make? I read about Panetone and a few other

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Something about Sicily

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Something about Sicily Panata I´m Mexican from an Italian family three generations back. One custom we do keep from our Italian heritage is the apple covered in scented cloves that hangs in a special center place for the x´mas season like the chandelier…and every year you put that same apple in water to rehydrate and

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Christmas Eve Dinner

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Christmas Eve Dinner DebiDel I have always been told that you are supposed to eat 12 kinds of fish/seafood for Christmas Eve dinner. The reason being, one seafood for each of Christ’s Apostles as they were considered “Fishers of Men”. I actually don’t have any idea how Christmas is celebrated in Italy and I got

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Kindly Witch???Need info…

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Kindly Witch???Need info… browniemom I have a Brownie Girl Scout Troop and we are doing a X-Mas skit about X-Mas around the world, I found one cute poem which tells of a kindly witch leaving gifts on Jan. 6th..Can anyone elaborate for me? Please email ASAP to [email protected] THANK YOU!

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Christmas Eve & Seven Fish

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Christmas Eve & Seven Fish loosee I am of Italian descent and my family still follows the Christmas Eve tradition of a meatless meal. The tradition is a religious one, based on the number 7 being the number associated with God, just as the number 6 is the number associated with the devil. Although the

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Our Christmas tradition – 12 courses

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Our Christmas tradition – 12 courses marsbar27 I am a Canadian from Italian heritage. My parents come from Cosenza, Calabria. My mother has always had the tradition of serving 12 courses for Christmas eve, and all being meatless. She always includes the salt cod (baccala) in tomato sauce, the spaghetti with anchovies, and always broccoli.

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The Joyful tree: the highest luminous tree

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The Joyful tree: the highest luminous tree null null A marvellous Christmas tree appears every year at Bussero, a small town a few kilometres from Milan, Italy. The Joyful Tree is unlike other trees: it is an artificial Christmas tree 62,5 metres high, illuminated by 93,400 lights, and it has been included in the Guinness

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Christmas in Ireland

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Christmas in Ireland Joaquim Gabriel Andrade Christmas in Ireland is very cool. On Christmas Eve we all sit around the fire and watch TV and sing Christmas carols. Sometimes people walk around and knock on people’s doors and sing Christmas carols to raise money for school trips and other things. On the 25th of December,

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