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Winter Holiday Foods and Foodways

December and January are rich with holiday celebrations throughout the world. Many of these are tied historically to the winter 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. Christmas is a major holiday, and the Christmas season includes numerous celebrations and rituals with variations throughout the world. We recognize here all the holidays celebrated this time of year and emphasize the food connections between them all as well as ways in which we use foodways traditions to make those holidays meaningful to us.

  

 

 

 

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  • Winter Holiday Food Traditions
    December and January are rich with holiday celebrations throughout the world. Many of these are tied historically to the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. Many also have distinctive food traditions that connect us to the season, to religion or spirituality, and to each other. Some of these traditions are symbolic of religious beliefs; many represent the return of light and the beginning of a new cycle. Also, many of these foods are public and communal. This is oftentimes a season of gift-giving, including homemade foods. We emphasize here the ways in which these food traditions connect us all to larger forces beyond ourselves—nature, the cycle of the sun, spiritual beliefs, groups of people.
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