The Feast of the Seven Fishes also known as The Vigil (Italian: La Vigilia), is an
Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve with meals of fish and other ...
Nov 25, 2013 ... To prepare and purify their bodies for Christmas Day, Italians avoid meat on la
Vigilia (Christmas Eve). Although the idea is to eat lean, most ...
Read about Traditions and Celebrations for Christmas in Italy. ... asking for gifts
and they hang up either a sock or put a plate on the table on Nicholas day's eve.
WorldView: Christmas in Italy. Italian traditions in Italy are based heavily on the
religion of ... No meat is eaten for twenty-four hours before Christmas Eve, but.
Christmas season in Italy is traditionally celebrated December 24-January 6, or
Christmas Eve through Epiphany. This follows the pagan season of celebrations
In my family, Christmas Eve dinner is based on fish: appetizers, the ubiquitous,
fundamental part of every serious Italian meal, will involve canapés with various ...
Christmas is celebrated everywhere in Italy, with nativity scenes, trees, pageants
and ... Wherever you are in Italy on Christmas eve, go to Midnight Mass. Even if ...
"But what do Italians do at Christmas time? ... The traditional Christmas Eve
dinner is still meatless: fish and seafood prepared as a soup and/or a stew or
Italian festive food varies from region to region, although there are some common
dishes. In the Italian Catholic tradition, Christmas Eve is a day of abstinence ...
Dec 24, 2013 ... Facts and trivia about Christmas Eve's "Feast of the Seven Fishes," which is
largely celebrated by Italian-Americans.