How does the Christmas dinner change with the DPCM? How many people will be able to sit at the table? Will we be able to go to midnight mass?
The second wave of COVID-19 that we all expected has changed our habits again. And when it comes to habits, it is impossible not to look with a little nostalgia at our Christmas traditions. Dinners with family and friends, aperitifs, kisses, and hugs at midnight mass this year we have to put them aside. The Christmas dinner for December DPCM will be very different. Here are the rumors that have leaked in the last few hours. We bring them back to you pending official confirmations (or denials).
DPCM and Christmas dinner: what changes?
It will be the DPCM of Christmas 2020 to mark the times and ways in which it will be possible to spend these festive days. It will be clarified what Christmas lunch will be like at the time of COVID-19 and above all, the aspect that matters most to large families, how many people may be present at the Christmas lunch or dinner. Let’s go in order and let’s try to do some clarity.
Christmas Eve, the one you normally see families reunited until midnight and then open presents, will be a little ‘different. The curfew of 22 in fact (according to some rumors it could be postponed to 23) forces us to be in a bit of a hurry. It is therefore advisable to start around 19 so as to have all the time to return to their homes.
But how many people can attend the Christmas dinner? According to rumors, a maximum of 6 people can sit at the same table. An exception could be made and up to 10 in the case of close and lasting family ties.
For both the Christmas Eve dinner and the 25th December lunch, it is advisable to use great caution in case the elderly or people with frail health are present at the table. For this reason, it is better to reserve a separate table for children, wear masks as long as possible while not having lunch and in extreme cases, undergo a preventive tampon.
The Christmas lunch due to Covid will follow the same guidelines as the Christmas Eve dinner, with the only difference that having the entire afternoon available, you can proceed with a little calmer.
Another tradition of Christmas Eve is the midnight mass which this year, it goes without saying, cannot be celebrated. It is advisable to inquire at your parish about the timetables, since there may be extra functions to allow everyone to participate safely.
The Boxing Day lunch changes especially for those who used to go to the restaurant: the premises will in fact remain closed during the holidays.
There will therefore be many changes that our Christmas dinner for the DPCM will undergo: we just have to grit our teeth and wait for this period to pass so that we can resume our habits. In the meantime, however, do not miss a beautiful table set: at least there are no restrictions on that! We have thought of many Christmas recipes and two menus for you: a traditional Christmas menu and a Christmas menu of natural cuisine. You will surely find the one that’s right for you!