Is it a sin to eat meat on Christmas eve ?

Hi I was talking to a Polish friend. He said it is tradition for Catholics to refrain from meat on Christmas Eve. However I have not heard this before is it a sin to eat meat on Christmas Eve I am based in England UK.


There was a time when the vigil of Christmas was a time of abstinence from red meat. This has no longer been the case for many years.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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