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Feast of the 7 Fishes

Feast of the 7 Fishes - An Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve, usually with several dishes of fish or other seafood.

Feast of the 7 Fishes – An Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve, usually with several dishes of fish or other seafood.

Feast of the 7 Fishes - An Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve, usually with several dishes of fish or other seafood.
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Feast of the Seven Fishes. The Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italian: Festa dei sette pesci), also known as The Eve (La Vigilia, cognate to The Vigil), is an Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve with dishes of fish and other seafood.

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Yes you see that right Fishes and not Fish.

Most of eating fish was because Catholics did believe in abstaining from eating meat on Christmas Eve, so they would eat fish or seafood.

It is said it was introduced into American in the late 1800’s. Over 200 years ago.

The number seven was chosen, some believe it was choose as it was the most repeated number in the Bible. (Being repeated over 700 times). Others may believe it was where God rested on the 7th Day, when His Creation was completed.

There are other theories that believe it could represent the seven Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church. Others will say it represents the Seven hills of Rome.

As you guessed it, it occurs on Christmas Eve, December 24, each year.

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