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A Traditional Christmas Dinner
Having a full-blown Christmas dinner is a common tradition around the world. All over the UK tables are laden with extravagant festive foods including the roast potatoes, the brussel sprouts and the succulent centrepiece—the turkey! But why do we eat these Christmas dishes in particular?
Usually eaten mid-afternoon on the 25th, the Christmas feast is commonly the most anticipated part of the festive season for many households. The dinner consists of a large portion of meat, either turkey, goose, chicken or duck, all served with all the usual trimmings and more.
The turkey at Christmas is a relatively modern tradition. In medieval England, a main course of boar, goose or capon was occasionally served and the rich would often dine on peacock or even swan. It's often thought King Henry VIII was one of the first to feast on turkey at Christmas, however it wasn't until the 1950's that the turkey was a more popular Christmas meal choice than the goose. Today in the UK, we eat around 10 million turkeys every year during our Christmas day meal and serve up the leftovers during the days after. A staggering 87% of British people believe that Christmas would not be the same without a traditional roast turkey!
Christmas dinner is usually wrapped up with the Christmas pudding. There is a popular myth that the pudding goes back to medieval England and the custom that it should be made on the 25th Sunday after Trinity, that it be prepared with 13 ingredients to represent Christ and the 12 apostles, and that every family member should stir it in turn from east to west. Small silver coins, usually a silver threepence or sixpence, was commonly added to the pudding mixture, to bring good luck for the following year to whomever it was served. Other tokens are also known to have been included, such as a tiny wishbone, a silver thimble, or an anchor to symbolise good luck and fortune. We've decided to keep up with this tradition to bring us good luck while we play our favourite Online Bingo Games.