Traditional Christmas dishes from around the world!

Want to find out what different dishes are eaten around the world during Christmas? Then click through, and you might be inspired to bake  cake.

Bulgaria

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The Bulgarian Christmas feast will traditionally include a bean soup, stuffed cabbage, and peppers, as well as dried fruits, compotes, and a bread called koledna pitka. An overall vegetarian-friendly meal.

Spain

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The Spanish Christmas dinner consists of several traditional dishes, like tapas, seafood soup, and a second course, either fish or lamb. There are many options for desserts, however, turrón is the most traditional one.

Ireland

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Irish Christmas cuisine is similar to the Brits', with roasted turkey as the main event. One Christmas treat that cannot be missed is the traditional Christmas pudding, made with suet, flour, and dried fruit.

Italy

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Irish Christmas cuisine is similar to the Brits', with roasted turkey as the main event. One Christmas treat that cannot be missed is the traditional Christmas pudding, made with suet, flour, and dried fruit.

Russia

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On a Russian Christmas table, you can find a variety of delicacies like a salmon pie called kulebyaka, dumplings, soups and shuba, a layered herring salad with beetroot, onions, and mayonnaise.

Finland

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In Finland, the Christmas dinner includes many traditional dishes, like smoked salmon, herring, ham, beetroot salad, and the popular rutabaga casserole called lanttulaatikko.

Hungary

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As in many Eastern European countries, fish is also an important dish for Hungarian Christmas. A fish soup is often served, followed by roasted fish with a potato salad. A traditional dessert is bejgli, a poppy seed and walnut roll cake.

Mexico

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Mexican Christmas dinner includes traditional dishes like tamales, typically with pork, and a chicken soup with garlic and chili called pozole. On this day, families eat a special cake with a hidden baby Jesus inside, and whoever finds it will provide the cake for the next year.

Philippines

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The main event on the Christmas table in the Philippines is a roasted pig, served with several traditional dishes, like pancit malabon, a yellow noodle dish flavored with annatto seeds and bumbong, a mixture of black and white rice that looks purple.

Venezuela

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One popular dish on the Venezuelan Christmas table are hallacas, also known as tamales depending on the Latin American country. Hallacas are a mixture of meat, like beef or chicken, with olives.

Germany

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The main dish for German Christmas dinner is the Christmas goose, called weihnachtsgans. Traditionally, it's stuffed with chestnuts, apples, prunes, and onions, and served with potatoes, gravy, sauerkraut, and red cabbage.

Japan

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Okawara came up with the idea of a 'party' bucket that would replace turkey during Christmas with chicken. By 1974, the KFC Christmas campaign had become a national phenomenon.