Family! Food! Fun! Yummy Holiday Traditions

November 10th, 2017 | By

 

This time of year, families in Des Moines – and all over the world – are celebrating the holidays. Some people have family traditions based on religious beliefs. Some celebrations are based on the principles of a specific culture or heritage. Still others reflect the foods of a specific region of the world.

We were excited to write about food traditions in this article. Be sure you read on Pages 34-35 about the different ways that people celebrate the holiday season around the world. Maybe you and your family can make some of the special foods we’ve highlighted here at Des Moines MOVE!

Which winter holidays do you and your family celebrate? What meals do you make and share together, and why? What are your favorite holiday foods?

Thanksgiving
Turkey and dressing
Pumpkin pie
Green bean casserole
Mashed potatoes and gravy

See recipe

Hanukkah
(Jewish)
Latkes (potato pancakes)*
Noodle kugel
Donuts
Brisket
* See recipe

Christmas
(Christian)
Fruitcake
Mincemeat pie
Cranberry dishes
Decorated cookies

Eid ul-Fitr
(Muslim)
Dates
Pastries
Biryanis (rice dishes)
Mamounia (pudding)

Diwali
(Hindu)
Mith ai (milk-based sweets)
Aloo tikki (potato patties)
Anarsa pastries
Chirongi nuts

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