Which is pretty funny, considering:
a). obviously Christmas is a #Catholic thing;
b). carp for Christmas was introduced and promoted by the #Communist regime as a way of dealing with fish shortages (carp is cheap);
c). this scheme was cooked up (ha!) by a Hilary Minc, a communist minister, who happened to be Jewish.
A proper Catholic Communist Jewish tradition! Gotta love conservatism.
Merry GravMass, people!
@rysiek my gma would make that classic orange fish dish for xmas as a kid. I unserstood it to be polish / lithuanian but I believe it is a Greek dish actually.
@mooog it's called "Greek fish", and as far as I know Greeks have no knowledge of it.
Same with "pierogi ruskie", "Russian" dumplings. Russian cuisine has no such dish.
No clue why we Poles name dishes this way.
@rysiek we had cod and it was good. But for me, the most traditional chrostmas dish is pierogi ruskie.
Also, there's more to Chirstmas than just Catholic and Jewish traditions. It also appears in Orthodox and Protestant Churches. The Christmas Tree was introduced by Martin Luther. It also draws from many pagan traditions such as roman Saturnalia and slavic Kolęda.
@rysiek oh, and of course the original long-bearded grandpa riding through the sky was Odin with the Wild Hunt, not St. Nicholas with the reindeers.
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