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UK: Turkey under gooseberry sauce, pudding and brandy.
France: oysters, goose liver, Turkey in white wine, champagne and cheese.
Germany: Christmas eve is carp or herring, for Christmas – roast goose.
Netherlands: rabbit, venison or fowl.
Belgium: veal sausage with truffles, wild boar meat, traditional cake, wine.
Luxembourg: black pudding, apples, local sparkling wine.
Denmark: duck or goose stuffed with fruit, rice pudding, sprinkled with cinnamon.
Ireland: Turkey or ham.
Spain: roast lamb, shellfish, Turkey, suckling pig, sherry.
Portugal: dried salted cod, very sweet port wine.
Greece: Turkey in wine.
Italy: steam cod or perch with white wine.
Japan: Christmas cold snacks “on-Sich-ryori”, which consist of bringing happiness cold beans with rice, rice cakes, pickled and fresh vegetables.
Each dish on new year and Christmas are endowed in different countries, different peoples with a special meaning and value.
In France, the holiday is not a holiday, if new year’s table is not a traditional roasted Turkey.
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.
In Romania, Australia, Bulgaria, bake Christmas cakes, not simple, but with surprises: who gets roasted in stuffing the coin, nut, pepper pod, to get lucky.
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 well-being.
A similar set of dishes present on Christmas tables hostesses of the 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.
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”.
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 beats hours. With each grape make a wish – twelve cherished desires for each month of the year.
In Italy is common to serve for new year’s table grapes, nuts, lentils, as a symbol and pledge of longevity, health and well-being.
In England a traditional Christmas food is pudding and stuffed Turkey with vegetable side dish. The pudding is prepared from bread crumbs, flour, lard, raisins, eggs and various spices. Before serving the pudding, pour over rum, and set fire to burning put on the table.
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.
In the Netherlands one of the main national new year’s dishes are salty beans. This is a very heavy food for the stomach, to relieve which can be neither vodka nor red wine.
In Cambodia the new year’s table put near the window and served most favorite in the family sweets.
The people of Tibet there is a cute new year’s custom. Women bake pies mountains with a variety of fillings and endows them all acquaintances and strangers. The more you give, the richer you will be!
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 quietly and sedately without noisy conversations and drinking songs. Nothing should distract from thinking about what awaits everyone in the coming year.