- Posted December 23, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Christmas where you live
Iceland tradition the day before Christmas - rotten fish
In Iceland ,Christmas is celebrated on the 24th. And at 18:00 hours on the 24th, Christmas starts, and after dinner, presents are opened.
But the day before Christmas, there is a tradition, to eat ,what is called - Rotten Fish - or rotten/decayed stingray/skate which is a traditional Icelandic dish.
And in many homes in Iceland , it is forbidden to cook it ,because of the huge rotten smell.
So some go to other places to cook it , and here it is cooked and served in a automobile Garage company.
The smell and odor of this fish is so overwhelming, that I think it affected the camera i was videotaping this on.