Christmas meals in Norway
The Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve is the main Christmas meal, usually served between 5 and 8 pm. The meal traditions vary according to the geography of Norway, although the traditions are spreading throughout the country. In the eastern parts of Norway and mid-Norway, they normally eat crisp ribs of pork (called ribbe in Norwegian) as the main course, while the western parts of Norway prefer dried ribs of mutton (called pinnekjott), with potatoes and mashed kohlrabi (German turnip). In the northern parts of Norway they eat pinnekjott as well, while some stick to the old tradition with Arctic cod.
Christmas holidays in Norway:
December 25 & 26 are public holidays. The shops are closed, but some restaurants stay open.