Holiday Recipes, Celebrations and Traditions
Holidays and celebrations give us a time for coming together as a community, remembering loved ones passed or giving thanks to our God.
Food is almost always part of any holiday celebration. Good food at its best is a shared experience, and holiday food traditions are a social glue that binds cultures together.
Holidays Around the World
Gung Hay Fat Choy!! So goes the traditional Chinese New Year greeting, wishing peace and prosperity. Also called the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. Read more about Chinese New Year: Recipes and Traditions
El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebration that may be Christian on the surface, but whose origins lie in ancient Zapotec and Maya rituals of ancestor worship. Read more about Día de los Muertos: Recipes and Traditions
Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights. The holiday generally falls in October or November and celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness. Read more about Diwali, or Deepavali: Recipes and Traditions
At Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest, huge tents with picnic tables are set up in Munich every year, and locals and visitors throw back enormous quantities of beer and sausages. Read more about Oktoberfest: Recipes and Traditions
St. Patrick's Day is an Irish national holiday celebrating Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Legend holds that Patrick converted the pagan Irish to Christianity in the 5th century. Read more about St. Patrick's Day: Recipes and Traditions
Since 1967, the Super Bowl has been the Big Kahuna of all American sports events. The final championship game of the American football season is a time of mega hype, mega commercials and mega eating. Read more about Super Bowl: Recipes and Traditions
The American celebration of Thanksgiving stretches back almost 400 years to the year 1621, when English settlers at Plymouth Rock gave thanks for their first harvest. Read more about Thanksgiving: Recipes and Traditions