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Around the world people celebrate religious occasions of importance by preparing certain dishes... Here we have a look at those from our own countries. France, Morocco, Germany, Vietnam, Ireland and Spain
Food and Religion
Christianity - The regulations governing food The ritual of the transubstantiation (changing) of bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ is believed to occur at communion. Roman Catholics fast for at least one hour prior to communion. Fasting is sometimes considered to be 'praying with the body'. Self-denial (of food) can help Christians to remember that having what you want is not always the path to happiness. Variations of fasting or abstinence are observed by some Roman Catholics on such occasions as Lent or Good Friday; for example, some may strictly avoid meat at this time. Most Protestants observe only Easter and Christmas as feast days, and don't follow ritualised fasting. Mormons avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. The majority of Seventh Day Adventists don't eat meat or dairy products, and are likely to avoid many condiments including mustard. Those that do eat meat don't eat pork.
Food and Religion
Islam - Regulations surrounding food are called 'halal'. Prohibited foods are called 'haram'. It is thought that the Creator turns a deaf ear to a Muslim who eats haram foods. The list of haram foods includes pork, alcohol, foods that contain emulsifiers (as emulsifiers may be made from animal fats), tinned vegetables, frozen vegetables with sauce, particular margarines, and bread or bread products that contain dried yeast. Gelatine can be made from pig and, since pork is haram, products containing gelatine are forbidden. Caffeinated drinks such as coffee are sometimes considered haram. Certain religious dates, such as Eid al-Fitr, demand fasting from dawn till dusk. Some Muslims choose to fast on Mondays or Thursdays or both. The month of Ramadan requires mandatory fasting during sunlight hours, as do particular dates of religious significance, such as the ninth day of Zul Hijjah.
. Spain St.. Germany.Topics. Johns Halloween St. Martins Day Moroccan Feasts Vietnamese Feasts . Patricks Day Easter France.. European Feasts Shrove Tuesday Ash Wednesday St.
so it would be rude not to ! Visit to pub required.Ireland Shrove Tuesday Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (literally Fat Tuesday) .the day before Ash Wednesday From the word shriven or "shrovetide" . as last day before lent !! .. eggs and dairy products before Lent Decreed by God that we should have a feast on Shrove Tuesday. which means you are cleansed of your sins Time to use up fat.
Spain Ash Wednesday First day of lent: Ash Wednesday Burn the Carnival Puppet Bury the Sardine Lent is represented as an old woman with seven legs and a cod .
Spain Ash Wednesday .
.Ireland St.... There is really only one food consumed on This Irish national holiday.. Patricks Day... the black stuff !! .
Ireland ÄGuinness is good for you³ .
For Christians who have fasted during Holy Week or Lent. the joyousness of this day is celebrated by once more eating meat and other rich foods .France Easter This Christian holiday celebrates the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus.
pagan rites and celebrations related to the arrival of spring Easter features symbols of fertility and new birth In the western church. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox .Germany Easter Most easter customs can be traced back to pre-Christian.
.French Easter Tradition Cloche Volant or Flying Bells Legend French church bells do not ring from Good Friday to Easter morning.
jambon persillé In southern France. the preference is for lamb roasted with garlic and rosemary.France Main Course for Easter in France Feasting on lamb In northern France. . Salade de Pissenlits is also popular.
Hot cross buns are popular. .France Dessert for Easter Many European countries have Easter breads or cakes. Regional specialties include simnel cake.
Mass on Saturday evening that continues until Sunday morning. the Germans light big bonfires On Sunday it is Family Day on this day we have a special Easter lunch: Easter lamb.Germany Easter in Germany Easter is started by covering the cross on Good Friday. On this day we eat dishes which have fish in them. cake which is shaped like a lamb and chocolate . On the night of Easter Sunday. chicken and eggs are typical dishes as well as sweet food such as cookies.
pine nut and artichoke (Cassola de divendres Sant) . omelette.Spain Easter in Spain The whole week is celebrated in Spain. prune. starting with Palm Sunday Godmother is the one in charge to buy a palm for her godson or goddaughter Processions are held during Good Thursday and Good Friday evenings Meat is not allowed Big feast of fish and seafood! Some regions: cod.
Spain Palm .
Spain Easter in Spain Only some regions celebrate Easter Monday Godfathers are preparing La Mona Sponge cake with jam and fruits or sweet butter Decorated with colourful feathers One chocolate egg is added on top for each year of age of the godson or goddaughter It is nowadays replaced by a chocolate figure Traditionally eaten during a picnic .
Spain St. John s . John Reminiscence of a pagan rite Summer Solstice Night of Fire Each neighbourhood has a bonfire and fireworks You cannot sleep during the whole night Typical pastry: Flat cake with pine peanuts and glass sugar Flat sponge cake with fruits .Spain Some regions celebrate St.
sweet potato and pine nuts Saint Joseph Father s day Crème brulée .Spain Other feasts? Epiphany All Saints Adoration of the Three Wizard Kings Visit the graveyards Ring shaped flat cake with glazed fruit A bean and a figure are hidden inside Grilled hazelnuts and sweet potatoes Small cakes made with marzipan.
Ireland Halloween Celebrated as Samhain by celts Feast of the Dead Marked end of Summer and start of Winter Catholic church All Saints Day Night before became All Hallows Eve thus Halloween .
Ireland Halloween Colcannon Potatoes & Cabbage & Onions (no meat eaten) The name is from cal ceann fhionn meaning white-headed cabbage Barmbrack Fruit bread Gold Ring Marriage Penny Wealth Cloth Poor Button Spinsterhood /Batchelorhood .
Martin charitably cut his cloak into two with his sword and shared it with a beggar who was about to freeze to death. St. .Germany St. Martin s Day 11th of November: name-day of the holy Martin. the saint of the catholic church Martin was the son of a heathen-roman tribun He was born in 316 in Hungary He was a knight in Roman times who has converted to a christian According to legend.
Some Religious Feasts in Morocco Aid al-Fitr Muharram Islamic New Year Mawlid al-Nabi (Prophet Muhammad birthday) Aïd al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) .
Commemorates Ibraham's (Abraham) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son. Allowed to sacrifice a ram instead. Concludes the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja . The feast re-enacts Ibrahim's obedience by sacrificing a cow or ram.Morocco Aïd al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar.
and therefore it shifts with respect to the Christian calendar. .The Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) Purely lunar calendar. the Islamic calendar is consistently shorter than a tropical year. Contains 12 months that are based on the motion of the moon.36 days.53=354. and because 12 synodic months is only 12 x 29. Morocco uses the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes and only turn to the Islamic calendar for religious purposes.
Rajab 8. Sha'ban 9. Jumada al-thani (Jumada II) 7. Rabi' al-awwal (Rabi' I) 4. Safar 3. Dhu al-Hijjah .Muslim Calendar 1. Jumada al-awwal (Jumada I) 6. Rabi' al-thani (Rabi' II) 5. Shawwal 11. Dhu al-Qi'dah 12. Ramadan 10. Muharram 2.
Morocco Moroccan Feast Food Typical Moroccan food habits Hand using One plate for everybody .
Morocco Aïd al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) Grilled meat Couscous Mchoui. often rich and fragrant. using marinated lamb or chicken . pit-roasted mutton Tajine is a stew.
Morocco Aïd al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) Desserts: kab-el-ghzal Fekkas Msemmen Mint Tea .
mangos. oranges. eggs and meat Fruit is often served as dessert or a snack-banana. papayas .Vietnam Vietnamese Culture and Cooking Vietnamese culture has been influenced by China. they respect to elder. fish. India and France They are very proud people. superior and strangers Greeting and Food is generally related Vietnamese cooking is almost similar to the Chinese except that they use less fat/oil Daily/basic foods is rice (compared to bread in France) vegetables.
served at the same time ³Nuoc mam´ is a common sauce made of fermented fish-the long coastline allows it Chopstick and small bowl are used for eating . milk and cheese are not common but things are changing They drink a great amount of plain green tea and black coffee Daily meals consist of breakfast.Vietnam Vietnamese Cooking cont¶d They are lactose intolerant. lunch and dinner Meals are rarely divided into courses.
2nd ³Gio´ day. the day organized annually to commemorate the deceased family people basing on the lunar year.Vietnam Main celebrations Lunar new year Wandering Souls Day Foods and gifts are given to the wandering souls of the forgotten dead New year-western calendar The independent day-September.the ancestor¶s altar Other national and public days .
banh day hand made by family members-must have! Nem. dried bamboo shoot soup Pickled onion Vermicelli noodles and chicken innards Many dishes are daily invented as the influx of world integration and economic development Fried or boiled chicken Carp with galangal Sticky rice (xoi gac) Bean pudding Preserved fruit . Cha gio.Vietnam Traditional dishes for celebrations Banh trung.
My Country and My People ³In England there are sixty different religions.³Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man is starving. Henry.´ Ambrose Bierce. it is neither religion nor learning. but food. 18th century ³Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion." Domenico Caracciolo . The Devil's Dictionary (1842-1914) .´ Lin Yutang. µHeart of the West' ³If there is anything we are serious about.´ O.attributed. and only one sauce.
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