In Japan, Christmas equals KFC
We made this card to share a peculiar tradition in the way Japanese celebrate Christmas. While Christmas isn’t a national holiday in Japan, Kentucky Fried Chicken has managed to make eating its chicken meals a holiday tradition.
The colonel’s recipe is so popular here that the fast-food chain recommends customers place their Christmas orders two months in advance!
It started about 40 years ago, when foreigners in Japan were eating KFC during Christmas because a whole chicken or turkey couldn’t be found. The company cashed in on this opportunity by launching its first Christmas meal in 1974.
Now there’s a certain nostalgia attached to KFC Christmas meals, and Japanese tend to pass the tradition along to their children!
Thank you all, and Happy Holidays!