Christmas in Mexico: Christmas foods
Mexicans serve Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. This meal usually features roast turkey. This dish is especially appropriate to Mexican celebrations. Turkey is native to the Americas, and it was first imported to Europe by the Spanish colonists who conquered Mexico in the sixteenth century. Ensalada de la Nochebuena, or "Christmas Eve Salad,” is another typical Christmas dish. It usually includes sliced fruits, beets, and nuts. Tamales, tortillas, fish, steak, punch, hot chocolate, and a special kind of doughnut often appear on the Christmas menu as well.