24 Holiday Meals From Around The World

What do people in Spain eat during the upcoming holiday? What about in Sweden? What about 22 other countries? You may be surprised to find out that they don’t exactly dine on what you expect.

Which country surprises you the most? Is it accurate? If you’re from a country listed in the below infographic, weigh in down in the comments!

holiday meals around the world


  1. MIla

    December 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Very interesting.
    I’m from the Czech Republic and the pic is pretty accurate. I’d just add a fish soup, which is eaten ‘for good luck’ just before the main meal.
    I currently live in Brazil and again, you got it right. A bowl of fresh fruit (mainly plums, peaches, pineapple, watermelon and grapes) is usually included on the Christmas dinner table. Merry Christmas!

  2. Lily

    December 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Which “holiday”? Turkey isn’t that popular at Christmas in the US. Ham or roast chicken is more common. Turkey at Christmas is a Canadian or British thing; some people do it in the US, but since most everyone went to the effort of roasting a turkey a month before, few people want to do it again.