For years now, Lama and his family have been celebrating the Feast of the Seven Fishes, the Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition adapted by immigrants from southern Italy who came to America en masse between the 1880s and 1920s. In Italy, the event is known as La Vigilia di Natale or, simply, La Vigilia, which translates to “the eve.” It is celebrated to commemorate the wait for the midnight birth of Jesus. Catholic tradition calls for an abstinence from meat on Christmas Eve, the vigil of Christmas Day. The multi-course seafood feast (traditionally held after Midnight Mass) reflects the willingness of the faithful to abstain from red meat until Christmas Day.
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