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CHRISTMAS
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Worldcook's NEW YEAR RECIPES Seasonal recipes
January
New Year is celebrated in many countries, albeit that New Year may take place on various dates. The Chinese celebrate it in Spring; Jews celebrate Rosj Hasjana; Coptic New Year starts on the 11th of January, the Japanese celebrate on 11 September; in Thailand New Year takes place on Song Kran, 13 and 14 April; Korean New Year or Seollal and New Year in Vietnam (called Tt) are celebrated between mid January and mid February. Thus, there is always a reason to celebrate.
For New Year one drinks special drinks like champagne and mulled wine; there is firework and people wear yellow or red new underwear. Some people run in circles with an empty suitcase, hoping for a year full of travels. Others eat 12 grapes, one for each hour. The dishes for New Year are often symbolic for wealth: coins in cakes, lentils and beans look like coins and green lettuce and cabbage for their vague resemblance to green banknotes. Whatever you may hope to achieve, it is always good to celebrate with family and friends.
Oliebollen (Dutch doughnuts)
Oliebollen
Appelflappen (apple turnovers)
Appelflappen

Nonnevotten
Nonnevotten

Waffles
Waffles

Salat olivier

Caramel shortbread
Caramel
shortbread

Tabouleh
with prawns
Kim chi
Kim chi

Sopa de
lentejas

Lentil soup

Dim sum
meatballs

Honigherze

Baked apples


Lekach
   
Vasilopita

Bn Chu'ng

Tom yam gung

Eggnog

Sweet holiday
bread