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

Hanukkah/Chanukka

St. Lucia’s Day

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

Winter Solstice. Dec. 20 or 21

Diwali–Indian festival of Lights

Kwaanza