Friday, March 13, 2009

Why is Fish Okay on Fridays

Q: Why is an exception made for eating fish on Fridays? Isn’t fish meat, too?

A: The reason that fish is okay to eat while abstaining from meat is because in earlier times fish was a very common food that you might eat all the time like bread. Thus it would be a pleasure to give fish up, while meat such as pork or beef was more like “party food.” Now, of course, fish is much less common, but the tradition still remains the same.