Winter Holiday Foods

Winter is rich with holiday celebrations throughout the world. Many of these are tied historically to the

Christmas_Tree_cookies_2_December_2006winter solstice, the longest night of the year and a time of fear of the darkness and end of the harvest. Food and eating are usually a part of these celebrations, and often represent generosity, community, and light.

More on Winter Holiday Foods

Christmas and the Christmas Season

Christmas Caroling

Gifts of Food


St. Lucia’s Day

St. Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day), Dec. 26

Winter Solstice. Dec. 20 or 21

Diwali–Indian festival of Lights