How do you celebrate Mother’s Day Italian-style? Well, mothers are celebrated nowhere else as much as in Italy. In fact, Mother’s Day seems made for Italian mammas!
Liberation Day is one of Italy’s traditional picnic days. And today’s balmy weather has many people planning one! Which makes me wonder: do all nations have standard picnic days? I only know about here and the USA. Americans, of course, are familiar with picnics on Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, and others. But ask any Italian and they’ll tell you that picnics are a must on the following holidays.
The Italian Easter
Toc, toc, toc. Wiping my hands on my apron, I stepped towards the door, wondering who would visit so close to lunchtime. “Buon giorno,” I greeted the unexpected visitor. “Um, can I help you?” I really didn’t know what to say or do. We’d never had a priest visit us before!
The April Fools’ Spaghetti Hoax [Video]
The Italian name for April Fool’s Day is Pesce d’Aprile, or April Fool’s Fish. It stems from the children’s custom of sticking a paper fish on a schoolmate’s back. As he or she is the only one unaware of the fish, that individual becomes the April Fish, or fool.
The Italian Carnival: A Venetian Tradition
It’s Carnival week in Italy. And our small town, like many, holds a traditional parade and a masked street party. But no Italian carnival celebration in Italy is more famous than that of Venice.
Love is in the Air: Valentines in Italy
Wherever you go in Italy, it seems that is love in the air! With Venice and its gondola rides and Verona with Romeo and Juliet, Italy is known as one of the most romantic travel spots in the world. But Italy isn’t only for lovers. There’s something for everyone! And especially at Valentine’s time!! Italy almost seems made for the holiday!