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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 ... The long tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve dates from the Roman Catholic  ...


Includes: where the feast of the seven fishes is celebrated, eating fish on christmas eve, why seven fish, christmas eve fish in the rest of italy, and celebrate the ...


Dec 24, 2016 ... Christmas Eve's Feast of the Seven Fishes is, by Italian Catholic tradition, ... But how much do you actually know about the tradition? ... The emphasis on fish comes from the centuries-old rule against eating meat on Friday to ...


Dec 6, 2016 ... While some families eat seven fishes, others consume as many as 13. ... of the most beloved Christmas Eve traditions in most Italian-American ...


Dec 18, 2008 ... For Italian-Americans, it is re-creating the feast of the seven fishes and ... to continue the family tradition of an all-fish dinner on Christmas Eve.


Even, my non-Italian friends know about it and ask me "Do you eat seven fishes on Christmas Eve," I look at them strangely, "Seven fishes? We just eat one!


Dec 20, 2016 ... Feast of the 7 Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition for many Italians ... The Feast of the Seven Fishes typically begins with mussels or clams, ... of abstaining from eating meat on Fridays and certain holy days as a type fasting.


Dec 14, 2015 ... The Feast of the Seven Fishes – History and Importance ... When I wrote On Eating Well, I talked about the importance of food as an ... The Italian-American community treats Christmas Eve differently than native Italians. Why? ... to our lives to join us like family especially when they do not have family close.


May 17, 2017 ... Here's what I mean: My hubby came from a large family of Italian descent on one side. ... when he said: “It's what Italians do when they say they're fasting.” ... The tradition of eating fish on Christmas Eve traces back to the ...


Why do Italians eat fish on Christmas Eve - trivia question /questions answer ... There is also a tradition of eating seven type of fish, 7 being the ...