Christmas dinner traditions around the world


If you happen to be spending Christmas abroad this year, you may come across some interesting traditions.

Christmas without a hearty Christmas dinner is unimaginable. A traditional Christmas dinner is simple, not to mention delicious: roast ham, beef or turkey, potatoes, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, pies and a mouthwatering dessert.

What many of us consider to be “traditional” does not apply to every country in the world. So if you happen to be spending Christmas abroad for the first time this year, you may find yourself in for a treat….or not.

Let’s take a look beyond the Turkey dinner and find out about some of the most fascinating holiday food traditions from around the world.


Images: [James PettsAllan Hopkins, Wilkes, JapanToday, myconfinedspace, Flickr]