Tradition

Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

As in any other part of the world, there is no shortage of Christmas trees and gifts in Italy. However, these elements are mixed with some ancient traditions, which often have a religious meaning. In addition, the Italian Christmas celebrations start earlier than at the December 24 and end later than on December 25. You may be surprised to learn that, especially in some regions, the Christmas spirit begins on December 8 - Immaculate Conception...

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the Easter in Italy

the Easter in Italy

Although Easter in Italy falls on the same day as in any other part of the world - namely, the first Sunday after the first full moon, which falls on or after March 21 - Easter celebrations in Italy are quite different from those in Anglo-Saxon culture, for example. You will very rarely find in Italy the tradition of Easter bunnies and Easter egg hunts. Nevertheless, the day of Easter is considered very important and has strong ties to...

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Palio di Siena, the toughest horse race in the world

Palio di Siena, the toughest horse race in the world

The origins of the Palio are not known exactly, the myth tells that the first Palio dates back to the founding of the city of Siena itself, when Aschio and Senio, sons of Romulus, reached Siena after a long horse race on the run from Rome. Simplified, the Palio di Siena could actually be defined as a horse race in which ten of the seventeen districts compete twice a year, running three laps around the famous Piazza del Campo. However, the Palio...

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The Carnival in Italy

The Carnival in Italy

The Carnival in Italy A journey through the Italian regions to discover the characteristic Carnival celebrations of the peninsula.From the north to the south, from small villages to large cities, during Carnival all of Italy is filled with events that are an explosion of music, colors and traditions, calling together both adults and children. Carnival in Italy, celebrated as the most anticipated masquerade festival of the year, has a history of...

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The Christmas in the Italian families

The Christmas in the Italian families

Christmas in Italy is celebrated on December 25 and is the most important holiday for Italians during the year. With Christmas in Italian families, Italians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ (Gesù Bambino, Jesus Child) in the company of their loved ones . On this day, families and relatives unite, cook, eat and celebrate together and exchange gifts. The children wait impatiently for Christmas morning, December 25th, to see if "Babbo Natale"...

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Die Weihnachtshexe – La Befana

Die Weihnachtshexe – La Befana

In Italien werden die Kinder in der Weihnachtszeit öfters beschenkt. Es beginnt mit dem heiligen Nikolaus am 05. und 06. Dezember, am Weihnachtstag dem 25. Dezember bringt Babbo Natale (Weihnachtsmann) oder das Bambino Gesù (Jesukind) die Geschenke und am 06. Januar kommt die Befana und beschenkt die Kinder in Erinnerung an die drei heiligen Könige mit Süßigkeiten, Geschenken und süßer Kohle. Als „La Befana“ (von Epiphanie, dem Kirchenfest der...

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