What Will the Rest of the World Be Eating This Christmas?

To a lot of people Christmas isn’t the same without the turkey. But this not necessarily the case for all countries. Read on to find out what Christmas dinner means to the rest of the world.

Italy

The feast of seven fishes is a feast of 7 (and sometimes more) different seafood dishes. This tradition descends from the Roman Catholic church, and the practice of not eating meat or dairy on the eve before some holidays.

Greenland

Greenlanders eat Mattak, which is raw whale skin and blubber. Whale has been a historic delicacy in Greenland, and is a good source of nutrients and vitamins.

South Africa

South Africa is not the only nation to enjoy a BBQ on Christmas day with other countries enjoying the XMas BBQ, including Argentina and Australia, and a lot of the Southern hemisphere.

Ghana

In Ghana it is tradition to eat Fufu which is made with starchy foods such as yam, plantain, or cassava. A thick paste like consistency, the meal is eaten with your hands – pulling off a small chuck, working it into a small ball, and then dipping the ball in the surrounding soup.

Japan

KFC has become such a popular Christmas day meal in Japan that people have started to place their orders in October, that doesn’t sound like fast food at all!

Iceland

Instead of turkey as their festive bird of choice, Iceland’s Christmas lunch revolves around smoked Puffin.

Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine

The 12 dish Christmas Eve supper is eaten in many Eastern European countries. 12 vegetarian meals are served – each representing one of the 12 apostles.

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