The Feast of Seven Fishes

Elders were preparing food for the feast in Bearskin Lake First Nation
Elders were preparing food for the feast in Bearskin Lake First Nation

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of the 7 Fishes

Christmas Eve’s Feast of the Seven Fishes is, by Italian Catholic tradition, supposed to be a penitential meal, and it may be, depending on your view of eel, smelt, anchovies and snails. But for most Italians and Italian-Americans, the feast (also called Il Cenone or La Vigilia) is a call to arms for fish and seafood…