19. The Indian Spirit of Christmas

There’s an inadvertent connection that turkey has to India – in Turkey, the country, the bird is known as Hindi, as in the language that we speak. But, turkey, which has become associated with Christian festivals, was never really big here, even during Christmas festivities. Christmas in India was majorly about the one thing that is a constant at all our festivals – sweets. From traditional plum (or rum) cakes, kul kuls and marzipan, to the recently popular, stollen, Indian Christian communities excel not only at making delicacies unique to India, but also at adapting western Christmas food traditions and giving them a typical Indian touch.

Music: Josh Woodward
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