A holy feast

by Rebecca Lori
   
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Many Italians from central and southern regions of Italy eat a dish made from seven different kinds of fish on Christmas Eve. The dish is called the ‘Feast of the Seven Fishes’ or ‘La Vigilia’.

Why fish?

Over the years, many Catholics have abstained from eating meat and dairy products on Fridays and specific holy days, so fish, which is allowed on these days, has holy connotations.


Why seven dishes?

Seven is the most significant number in The Bible and is seen as the number of spiritual perfection. It occurs in many Biblical stories and traditions, including the seven days of creation and the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.


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