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Christmas Traditions of the table in different countries

What to eat and drink in the New Year in different countries

what to eat on new year’s day in the UK

UK: Turkey under gooseberry sauce, pudding and brandy.

new year in France

FRANCE: oysters, goose liver, Turkey in white wine, champagne and cheese.

BELGIUM: veal sausage with truffles, wild boar meat, traditional cake, wine.

new year in Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG: black pudding, apples, local sparkling wine.

new year in Denmark

DENMARK: duck or goose stuffed with fruit, rice pudding, sprinkled with cinnamon.

Christmas table in Ireland

IRELAND: Turkey or ham.

SPAIN: roast lamb, shellfish, Turkey, suckling pig, sherry.

festive table in Greece

PORTUGAL: dried salted cod, very sweet port wine.

festive table in Greece

GREECE: Turkey in wine.

festive table in Italy

ITALY: steam or cod perch with white wine.

festive table in Japan

JAPAN: Christmas cold snacks “on-Sich-ryori”, which consist of bringing happiness to the cold beans with rice, rice cakes, pickled and fresh vegetables.

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Each dish on new year and Christmas are endowed in different countries, different peoples with a special meaning and value.

holiday table in France

In France, the holiday is not a holiday, if for no Christmas table traditional roast Turkey.

festive table in Austria, Hungary and Yugoslavia

But on the festive tables of Austria, Hungary and Yugoslavia never birds – geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys. In these countries believe that the bird is in the evening cannot, fly happiness.

Christmas table in Romania Australia Bulgaria

In Romania, Australia, Bulgaria new year bake pies, not simple, but with surprises: who gets roasted in stuffing the coin, nut, pepper pod, to get lucky.

Christmas table in Poland

In Poland on new year’s table it is possible to count exactly twelve dishes. And not one cold! Mushroom soup or borsch, barley porridge with prunes, gnocchi with butter, for dessert chocolate cake. Mandatory dish – fish. It is considered in many countries as a symbol of family happiness and prosperity.

Christmas table in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

A similar set of dishes Christmas present on the tables of Housewives Czech Republic and Slovakia. However, they prefer porridge pearl-barley, and binding strudel – puff pastry roll filled with apples, the pride of every good housewife.

Christmas table in Germany

In Germany at New Year certainly serves a brightly painted dish with apples, nuts, raisins and pies. The symbolism here is this: Apple is the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, nuts with their hard shell and a delicious heart symbolize the mysteries and difficulties of life. In Germany they say: “God gave a walnut, and a person should split it”.

Christmas table in Spain and Portugal

In many countries – Spain, Portugal, Cuba a symbol of abundance and happy family home long regarded the vine. Therefore residents of these countries with the chimes at midnight eat twelve grapes – the number of hours of strikes. With each grape make a wish – twelve cherished desires for each month of the year.

Christmas table in Italy

In Italy is common to serve for new year’s table grapes, nuts, lentils, as a symbol and pledge of longevity, health and prosperity.

Christmas food in England

In England a traditional Christmas food is pudding and stuffed Turkey with vegetable side dish.

Prepare pudding of bread crumbs, flour, lard, raisins, eggs and various spices. Before serving the pudding doused with rum, set on fire blazing and put on the table.

Christmas meals in America

In America the traditional dish is also considered a stuffed Turkey. A Turkey stuffed all that lying around in the fridge: bread, cheese, prunes, garlic, beans, mushrooms, apples, cabbage.

Dutch Christmas dishes

In the Netherlands one of the main national new year’s dishes are salty beans. It is very heavy food for the stomach, to relieve which can be neither vodka nor red wine.

Christmas dishes, camouage

In Cambodia the new year’s table put near the window and served most favorite in the family sweets.

Tibetan new year dishes

The people of Tibet, there is a cute Christmas tradition. Women bake pies mountains with a variety of fillings and endows them with all acquaintances and strangers. The more you give, the richer you will be!

Japanese new year dishes

In Japan on New Year serves of the foods that is said to bring happiness. Seaweed gives joy, roasted chestnuts – success in business, peas and beans – health, boiled fish – peace and good spirits, herring ROE – a happy family and many children. New year meal in Japanese homes goes sedately and quietly without loud conversations and drinking songs. Nothing should distract from thinking about what awaits everyone in the coming year.