In Italy, you will find that there are many different Christmas traditions.
Once of these takes place on the evening of December 24th, Christmas Eve, and tradition has it that Italian families gather together for a big dinner that doesn’t contain meat.
Among Italian-Americans, this tradition further developed into the Feast of the Seven Fishes.
On Christmas Eve, Italian-American families prepare a seven-course dinner, not only without meat, but with fish in each course.
Academia Barilla celebrates this tradition with a special Seven Fishes menu: clams, mussels, salted cod and more!