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  holiday traditions - England
Christmas is Britain's most popular holiday and is characterised by traditions which date back hundreds of years.
Carols are often sung on Christmas Eve by groups of singers to their neighbours, and children hang a stocking on the fireplace or at the foot of their bed for Santa Claus (also named Father Christmas) to fill.
Christmas dinner consists traditionally of a roast turkey, goose or chicken with stuffing and roast potatoes.
www.californiamall.com /holidaytraditions/traditions-england.htm   (909 words)

 The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum "Christmas Around the World" Exhibit: United States
Christmas in the United States is a holiday of reverence and gaiety.
This poem later became known by the name "The Night Before Christmas" and the kindly saint in a bishop's robe and miter became a "right jolly old elf." In 1863 the widely known cartoonist, Thomas Nast, drew a picture of Santa Claus and the transformation was complete.
One area where the United States leads the world in Christmas showmanship is in outdoor lights and lawn ornaments.
hoover.archives.gov /exhibits/christmasworld/unitedstates.html   (298 words)

 Christmas in America: Christmas Around the World. Christmas Traditions. Santa's Net.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Now Christmas celebrations vary greatly between regions of the United States, because of the variety of nationalities which have settled in it.
In America the traditional Christmas dinner is roast turkey with vegetables and sauces.
Polish Americans on Christmas Eve spread hay on their kitchen floor and under the tablecloth to remind them of a stable and a manger.
www.santas.net /americanchristmas.htm   (835 words)

 Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum, "Legends of Christmas", Holiday Food   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christmas breads and cakes can be found in most countries that celebrate the holiday.
Panettone is an Italian Christmas bread with raisins and a lemon flavor.
Baking sugar cookies shaped like holiday symbols and decorated by the family with frosting, sprinkles or candy pieces is a popular tradition in the United States.
www.hoover.nara.gov /exhibits/legends/food/index.html   (339 words)

 List of Christmas dishes
This page is a list of Christmas dishes as eaten around the world.
The traditional meal (served as the dinner on the Christmas Eve) consists of fish soup and fried fish (most often, carp) served with potato salad.
In the United Kingdom, the traditional meal consists of roast turkey or goose, served with roast potatoes and other vegetables, followed by Christmas pudding, a heavy boiled pudding made with dried fruit (traditionally plums) and flour.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Christmas_dish   (227 words)

 Christmas Around the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Christmas season in Mexico is a very festive time of year, which traditionally lasts much longer than is customary in the United States.
Christmas celebrations begin in Portugal on Christmas Eve, when the children leave a shoe by the fireplace for Santa.
Juleol, the Christmas beer is brewed; at least seven different kinds of cookies are baked; the julekake, sweet Christmas bread, is baked; and the many traditional pork dished are prepared.
www2.hawaii.edu /~tourtill/christmas.htm   (1586 words)

 Christmas Comfort Food From Germany -- Los Altos Town Crier
The variety and character of German food is a revelation to all who break away from the international hotel cuisine (on whose excellence I cast no aspersions).
German food does not have the ultimate finesse of French food, but it still retains a quality that today is well-nigh unique: it is prepared with care and with love, with what the French call soigné.
A portion of Berner Platte is a monumental platter of several kinds of smoked and salted pork, sausages and a bit of tongue, accompanied by a mountain of sauerkraut, green beans and boiled potatoes.
latc.com /1995/12/11/special_sect/hospitality3.html   (1382 words)

 Christmas traditions & customs round the world. How different countries celebrate Christmas.
Small family presents are given at Christmas too, under the tree, or in stockings near the fire-place, to be found in the morning.
Christmas breakfast is a special sweet bread called 'cougnou' or 'cougnolle' - the shape is supposed to be like baby Jesus.
At mid-day, the 'peace of Christmas' is broadcast on radio and TV from the Finnish city of Turku by its Mayor.
www.soon.org.uk /country/christmas.htm   (977 words)

 A Cuban Christmas: Celebrate the Traditional Cuban Christmas
Jorge: The Christmas celebrations in Cuba were very similar to those in the United States.
Glenn: However, the Christmas tree took a back seat to the beautiful nacimientos (nativity, or manger scenes) that were, and still are, an important part of the holiday in many Cuban homes.
Christmas in Cuba was the entire celebration of the birth of Christ up to and including his visit from the Three Wise Men.
cuban-christmas.com /tradition.html   (932 words)

 KIDPROJ MCC: Christmas Day - United States
On Christmas Eve, I usually try to be with my family (mom, dad and siblings) even if I have to fly half way across the country.
The traditional "American" foods for Christmas are: ham or turkey, cranberry sauce, fruit cake (made with candied fruits, butter and flour) and egg nog (cream, sugar, eggs and nutmeg.) It's a very special and sentimental time for everyone to get together.
After dinner, we sing Christmas carols (most are from the UK, Germany, etc. Some modern carols are from the U.S.) or we watch a Christmas program on tv.
www.kidlink.org /KIDPROJ/MCC/mcc0814.html   (401 words)

The exhibition examines the changing patterns of American food preparation and service, the impact of technology, the origins and influence of the home economics movement, the evolution and democratization of the dining room, American attitudes toward drink, the etiquette of dining, and the popularity of commercial dining establishments.
Food was described in early American cookbooks as better cooked in a fireplace, but the operation was slow and labor intensive.
As today, manufacturers of food products in nineteenth and early twentieth centuries used images of children in their advertising to convey the purity, gentleness, and wholesomeness of their products, as well as to evoke a time of innocence and safety.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/exhibits/american.html   (8872 words)

 KIDPROJ MCC: Christmas // Christmas - United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
KIDPROJ MCC: Christmas // Christmas - United States
At Christmas time in our county, we decorate pine trees.
On Christmas my family sometimes goes to visit relatives.
www.kidlink.org /KIDPROJ/MCC/mcc0769.html   (105 words)

 Christmas Around the World
The United States of America is a vast country with many people from many different ethnic backgrounds.
"Christmas in Virginia is celebrated much the same as in the rest of the United States.
We have food drives in school for the needy and some schools have a tree to decorate with mittens and hats for children who are in need.
www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au /xmas/usachristmas.htm   (584 words)

 BestShopSearch Christmas Special
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For high-quality Christmas trees of all sizes for the home, office, schools, wholesalers and nurseries.
Find your Christmas tree at Kelkoo, the product search engine which brings you millions of products from hundreds of shops.
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 Christmas Around The World - United States Of America
In the run up to Christmas most houses and streets are decorated with Christmas trees and lots of coloured lights.
Connecticut has a Christmas village where Santa and his elves give out gifts and in New York there is a small town called the North Pole, which was designed for Santa Claus and which has a post office, a church and a flsmith shop to repair the shoes of the reindeer.
Christmas cards are sent to friends and relatives and most homes will have a tree which is decorated with lights, tinsel and lots of colourful ornaments - many of them handmade over the years.
www.crewsnest.vispa.com /journeyusa.htm   (608 words)

 Comparison and Contrast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In conclusion, the United States and Argentina are so different in their customs, but not in the spirit of love.
In the United Stated, however, no one is very open about his or her feelings.
A final difference in eating food between the United States and Indonesia is the taste of the food.
www.elc.byu.edu /classes/buck/w_garden/students/students_comparison.html   (11830 words)

 Christmas Food Polish Recipe
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The traditional Christmas Eve supper consists of twelve dishes representing the twelve months of the year.
Kutya is a Christmas eve mixture of cooked...
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 1Up Travel : US - Festivals & Events of United States of America are here.
The owner of the house is then obliged to give the children some sort of 'treat', usually food or sweets.
This holiday originated in the first year after the Pilgrim Fathers arrived in the New World as a feast to thank the American Indians for their aid and advice in helping the immigrants come to grips with a new land.
The Christmas Holiday, Las Posadas, Navidad and Dia de Tres Magos in Latin American culture is a season of spiritual renewal, gathering of family and friends, and colorful fiestas, including delicious foods and libation.
www.1uptravel.com /international/northamerica/united-states/festivals.html   (522 words)

 Food Factory in United_States/AK/Fairbanks - Dining-Network.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The restaurant is heavily frequented by locals, because we know that we will get consistently good food.
Being a resident for all my life, this is definitely my first choice for great food.
Some of the food was enjoyable, but some was not to my liking.
www.dining-network.com /dining/United_States/AK/Fairbanks/Food_Factory1034544712.html   (522 words)

 Holiday Traditions - United States of America
From the Appalachian mountains came one of today's most popular Christmas songs, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." This was originally a "counting song" of magical or pagan origin, and no one seems to know what it originally meant.
Pennsylvania's Moravian population embrace Christmas with a "Love-Fest." These are musical services in which the congregation partakes of simple food while the choir sings appropriate hymns and anthems.
Whatever the region, Christmas is one of the most celebrated and enjoyed holidays in the nation.
www.californiamall.com /holidaytraditions/traditions-america.htm   (1032 words)

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The new arrival or visitor from a German-speaking land is puzzled by the sudden plunge into Christmas, confusing especially when "Thanksgiving" is translated with "Erntedankfest." The American Thanksgiving, with the quick change from cornucopia and harvest symbols to those of Christmas, appears lost in the first big retail weekend of the "Holiday Season."
The Christmas season is ushered in at the first weekend of Advent with the opening of the Christkindlesmarkt in many German cities and towns.
The gingerbread house, immortalized in the Grimm's fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel and popularized in Engelbert Humperdink's Christmas Opera of the same name, has become a favorite of Indiana children and adults alike.
www.serve.com /shea/germusa/indmarkt.htm   (1245 words)

 Christmas time and juletid: Traditions from the United States and Norway with songs, food, decorations, and stories for ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christmas time and juletid: Traditions from the United States and Norway with songs, food, decorations, and stories for the season : Entertaining Comments
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Christmas time and juletid: Traditions from the United States and Norway with songs, food, decorations, and stories for the season
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 American (United States) Regional Cooking, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide
The Michigan State University Library and the MSU Museum have partnered to create an online digital collection of some of the most influential and important American cookbooks from the 19th and early 20th century.
The mission of the SFA is to celebrate, preserve, promote, and nurture the traditional and developing diverse food cultures of the American South.
This is an extension service publication from North Carolina State University and covers recipes for such native foods as armadillo, bear, beaver, duck, elk, muskrat, opossum, quail, rabbit, raccoon, rattlesnake, squirrel, venison and woodchuck.
www.carnegielibrary.org /subject/food/american.html   (1085 words)

 Kitchen Recipes Irish culture and customs - World Cultures European   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There would be at least one groan of dismay as a sibling bit into what he or she thought was one thing and it turned out to be the dreaded other.
While I would love to cook a goose as my mother did, I live in the United States and Christmas is so close to Thanksgiving that my family insists on a rib roast with Yorkshire pudding.
Lavish color photographs of the food, the landscapes, and the people are woven through the text, making The New Irish Table the next best thing to sitting down to dinner in Ireland itself.
www.irishcultureandcustoms.com /2Kitch/aXmasFeast.html   (1518 words)

 Christmas Food & Recipes, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide
An article from the Thursday, December 21, 2000, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about Slovenian Christmas traditions, some of which are followed here in Pittsburgh.
"Over 1,500 Christmas Recipes!" The layout is rather confusing and busy but they have a lot of recipe contributions from readers.
Learn about the food customs of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at this Italian food site that also gives you the recipes.
www.einetwork.net /subject/food/xmas.html   (247 words)

 Christmas World: United States of America - West Virginia
We live in the United States in the state of West Virginia.
We are located in the eastern part of the United States.
On Christmas moring we always are escited about opening presents.
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 China Christmas Food from Business Directory
Food Ingredients China (FIC), the annual event, organized by the industry administrative...
The Christmas Hamper Store is owned by Highland Fayre who have over twenty years experience producing tailor made gift...
Christmas food hampers, christmas wine hampers, christmas hampers, christmas gift...
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 Hoppa - Food & Drink in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 united states food stamps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Feeding the Poor: Assessing Federal Food Aid [ united states food stamps ]
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Monitor your intake of fat, calories, cholesterol, fiber, protein, sodium and carbohydrates for over 900 different foods.
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 The Grinch Stole Christmas (fast food toys) at Mickey's Place of Collectibles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Grinch Stole Christmas (fast food toys) at Mickey's Place of Collectibles
This is a Kellogg cereal, 7" dia & 2" deep bowl, mail in premium 2000 of the "Grinch who stole Christmas" put the cereal in the bowl and pour the milk down the chimney and enjoy.
The printing on in side of dish states "That was one Mean breakfast" very colorfull.Dishwasher safe upper rack only not for microwave.
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