Holiday Treats Around the World  focuses on the tradition and meaning instead of  commercialism. They embrace the holiday with delicious traditional foods and family.

Australia families gather around the table for a traditional dinner. The main course Gebackener Karpfen, or fried carp. While this  may not suit everyone’s fancy, their dessert of Sachertorte may indeed.

Austral main course meal for the holidays is Gebackener Karpfen

Sachertore is a chocolate and apricot cake which is a scrumptious dessert idea for the holidays.

Scrumptious Sachertore cake
Scrumptious Sachertore cake

Germany each family member receives a plate of all kinds of treats, including fruit, nuts, marzipan, chocolate, and cookies. These treats are sure to bring sweet dreams for Christmas morning!

Soft, sweet marzipan is a classic treat in Germany
Soft, sweet marzipan is a classic treat in Germany

Mexico fried dough desserts are the top of the menu during the holidays.  One such dessert is the  Mexican Buñuelos, which is presented with syrup and enhanced anise seeds is a licorice treat delighted to the taste buds.

sugar-coated Mexican Buñuelos
Sugar-coated Mexican Buñuelos

Africa celebration are very festive! Ghana and Nigeria, for example, commend the occasion with sweet white yams sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.

Likewise,East Africa, goats are purchased at the local market for roasting on Christmas day. South African, families enjoy a slice of melktert, mince pies and turkey or gammon.

consists of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a creamy custard, that is baked in a round pie dish and dusted with cinnamon
Delectable  melktert treat which consists of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a creamy custard, that is baked in a round pie dish and dusted with cinnamon.

Arabia celebration starts off with Ramadan which is  During this holy month, Muslims fast  from sun-up to sun-down and eat simple meals before dawn and after dark. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated with a lavish feast, complete with a variety of sweet dishes.

One such dish is known as Kunafa. Kunafa is a vermicelli cheese pastry which is a delicious traditional dessert which means serious sweet business.



In China special sweet cakes are prepared for the New Year festivities. The date of Chinese New Year changes each year because it falls on the first day of the lunar calendar, which is based on the phases of the moon.

Chinese sweet sticky rice
Delicious Holiday treat Chinese Sweet Sticky Cake

France traditional children would put their sabots in front of the fire place in hopes that they would awaken to sabots filled with treats. Today  sabots are made out of  chocolate filled with all sorts of candies.

sabots are made of chocolate
Sabots are great treats made of chocolate


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