How the World Eats on Christmas [INFOGRAPHIC]

The holidays are not only a time to gather with friends and family - but also to eat! Learn about tasty food traditions happening around the world.

Dec 24, 2014

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Fun-loving and light-hearted, Christmas imbues a certain spirit of giving, abundance, family togetherness and of course food - even for those who aren't connected to the holiday in a religious way. This colorful infographic illustrates 12 countries’ local food traditions. If you are celebrating Christmas in the Philippines, you can look forward to eating a purple rice treat called 'Puto Bombong,' served outside churches during the holiday. While some might be surprised to see Kentucky Fried Chicken on the list, the franchise held such a successful marketing campaign in 1974 around Christmas that it instantly made KFC the traditional Christmas destination in Japan.
What is your favorite food to eat during the holidays? Share your recipes and pictures in the comments section below.