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Quiz: How much do you know about traditional Christmas foods from other countries?

Do you know your Christmas foods?

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TURKEY, HAM, STUFFING, cranberry sauce, gravy, roast potatoes… it’s safe to say most of us know an Irish Christmas dinner fairly well at this stage. 

If we take a look across the water in other countries, the plates can be piled high with something a little different.

Let’s see what you know about traditional Christmas foods from abroad. 

Oysters are a Christmas tradition in which European country?
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Italy
France

Spain
Estonia
Which fast food chain do some people in Japan visit at Christmas time?
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McDonald's
Burger King

Pizza Hut
KFC
In which country are tamales (a dish cooked in a corn husk) traditionally made during Christmas?
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Hong Kong
Philippines

Costa Rica
Poland
What is the Feast of the Seven Fishes?
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Seven seafood dishes eaten by Italian-American families on Christmas Eve
Seven dishes served to the eldest boy in French families on 28 December

A traditional Royal feast in England on Christmas Eve
A meal of seven platters shared among friends in Uruguay at Christmas
What alcoholic drink is sometimes used in a Christmas turkey marinade in Brazil?
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Rum
Red wine

Vodka
Champagne
Some people in Greece eat Christopsomo at Christmas. What does this translate as?
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Christmas bread
Christ's bread

Festive loaf
Crusty bread
In the Philippines, a coloured rice cake is eaten during Christmas. What colour is it?
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Green
Yellow

Purple
Orange
What do many people in China gift others on Christmas Eve?
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Seeds
Pork dumplings

Soup
Apples
Which Nordic country has a traditional Christmas dish of a sheep’s head?
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Finland
Norway

Sweden
Denmark
In the US, people often drink a beverage called 'eggnog'. What is this made of?
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Raw eggs, milk or cream, sugar, a spirit and spices
Baileys, whipped cream, hot chocolate and spices

Vodka, milk, lemon zest and chocolate chunks
Whiskey, raw egg yolks, cream, ice and spices
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