It became somewhat complicated when we became Catholic, because in the current Catholic Novus Ordo calendar (post-V2) has Saint Thomas' feast day on July 3. Our little "pre-Christmas" tradition didn't quite work so well liturgically. Nevertheless, we were reverse-recusants and we continued to eat Indian food on December 21 in memory of our old tradition.
However, I'm thrilled that in the old calendar (pre-V2), the feast of Saint Thomas is still December 21. Now that we're at a Latin Mass parish, it was great to see the red vestments today and hear a solid homily on Saint Thomas as the patron of India.
So tonight we're again eating Indian food for dinner: Tiki Masala, Lamb Kadai, Naan, Rice, etc. My mouth is still tingling and I'm loving it!
I even shared the story of Saint Thomas in India to the Indian waitress as I waited for my take-out to bring home.
Saint Thomas, Apostle of India, pray for us!