Christmas Food in Croatia:
ME: Now, tell me, what did you cook for Christmas?
S.H.: Usually, one day before Christmas, make fritas, and some kind of stuff for eat, and make special wine, vino, and on Christmas Day go to church, and on midnight. On Christmas Day, we usually had lunch at home. Also, we raised pigs, and in tradition, we killed pigs to eat for Christmas.
Much like the case with Easter, Christmas meals and desserts are taken seriously as a tradition, as described by S.H. Fritas are sugary, round, small pieces of doughnut-like sweets that are popular in Croatia, and many Croatian immigrants abroad.