The FEAST of The SEVEN FISHES
The FEAST of The 7 FISH
The FEAST of 7 FISH
The FEAST of The SEVEN FISH Italian Christmas is one of Italy and Italian-America's most sacred traditions. The Feast, known as La Vigilia in Naples and Southern Italy is a wonderful ritual practiced by Italians in Italy, and the Italian-American Enclave of America. This wonderful Christmas Eve Feast might be very well more fervent with Italian-Americans in The USA than it is back home in mother Italy.
It is said that the 7 Fish of La Vigilia signifies The 7 Sacraments of The Roman Catholic Church. La Vigilia translated from Italian to English means "The Vigil" in which Mary and Joseph and people in Bethlehem, Jerusalem awaited the birth of the baby Jesus.
The Feast may be made with whatever seven fish (Fish Dishes) an Italian Family might choose. The most traditional dishes are Baccala (Cod Fish) and EEL.
"Will you make this wonderful Feast this year" ?