holidays

Happy New Year in Italian – Pronunciation, Variations, and Traditions

Ringing in the New Year is a huge celebration throughout Italy. December 31st is St. Silvester’s Night (La Notte di San Silvestro) and to celebrate we enjoy parties, concerts, fireworks, and festivals. We have our special New Year’s dishes and of course, we usually pop a bottle of prosecco or other Italian sparkling wine to …

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La Festa della Donna – How Italy Celebrates on March 8th

Italy’s Festa della Donna – International Women’s Day “Ogni volta che una donna lotta per se stessa, lotta per tutte le donne.” (“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”) -Maya Angelou If you’re anywhere in Italy on March 8th, you’ll see yellow …

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Turkey on the lawn in front of the Colosseum in Rome

Italian Thanksgiving Traditions – Celebrating La Festa Del Ringraziamento

Americans have Thanksgiving traditions. But are there any Italian Thanksgiving traditions? Do Italians Celebrate Thanksgiving? Not exactly. Italians do not have a national holiday that celebrates American Thanksgiving.  However, you will find plenty of Italians toasting the holiday with their expat friends and family at a home or restaurant.  Italians do love a celebration! Are …

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