What’s your Christmas tradition?December 20, 2015
Given that the Fresh Farm is a pretty mixed bunch, we share stories about different eating traditions a lot and when it comes to Christmas, people celebrate in vastly different ways! So, here’s a fun little read for you about Christmas around the world:
- In Slovakia, they eat carp for Christmas dinner. As the tradition goes, the carp must first swim in the family bathtub for at least a day or two before being prepared.
- In some parts of South Africa, deep fried Emperor Moth caterpillars are a festive delicacy.
- In Venezuela, people are crazy for roller skates at Christmas.
- In Sweden, their Christmas pudding has a hidden peeled almond in it and whoever finds it will get married within the year!
- Another delightful Slovakian tradition is that the oldest man in the family flings a spoon of lokhse pancake onto the ceiling, the more that stays up the better
- India is home to over 25 million Christians, but due to a lack of pine trees, they decorate banana trees instead.
- The Polish traditionally lay an extra plate at the Christmas table for an unexpected guest…
- Last year, British children left 7 million mince pies out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
- All this extra food consumption means that the average person puts on an extra 5lbs (2kg) in weight
- The British love Brussel Sprouts at this time of year. But did you know, that 70% of people have a gene that causes us to dislike the bitter flavours of a Brussel Sprout.
- 36% of Germanseat sausages and potato salad on Christmas Eve.
- Americans eat 22 million turkeys during the holiday season.
What ‘s your Christmas tradition?