Christmas in Italy

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Christmas in Italy

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Christmas in Italy

Buon Natale!

Buon Natale!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas in Italy

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Traditions

Presepio, which is the nativity crib scene, is used to decorate famous landmarks, houses, and churches.

People dress up as characters in the Christmas story in towns.

Traditional Meal

Before people have a traditional dinner on Christmas Eve, many fast for twenty-four hours. A variety of foods are eaten. Some enjoy seafood stew and vegetables while others enjoy turkey, lamb, or spaghetti with anchovies for their Christmas dinner.

More Facts

More Facts

The most important holiday in Italy is ChristmasChristmas, starting from December 25, is celebrated for a couple weeks until the Epiphany on January 6.An old woman named La Befana gives gifts on the Epiphany.It was told that the Three Wise Men approached La Befana and asked her to lead them to Jesus who was in a manger.

The most important holiday in Italy is ChristmasChristmas, starting from December 25, is celebrated for a couple weeks until the Epiphany on January 6.An old woman named La Befana gives gifts on the Epiphany.It was told that the Three Wise Men approached La Befana and asked her to lead them to Jesus who was in a manger.

BibliographyChristmas. New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Franklin Watts, 1980. 37. Print.Pirotta, Saviour. "Christmas and New Year's." Italy. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999. 18-20. Print."Babbo Natale – Italy’s Christmas Santa Claus Tradition." Italy Travel Guide Tips Reviews Blog Vacation Advice. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015."Christmas in Italy on Whychristmas?com." Christmas in Italy. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015."Christmas in Italy: Traditions." Christmas in Italy: Traditions. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.

BibliographyChristmas. New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Franklin Watts, 1980. 37. Print.Pirotta, Saviour. "Christmas and New Year's." Italy. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999. 18-20. Print."Babbo Natale – Italy’s Christmas Santa Claus Tradition." Italy Travel Guide Tips Reviews Blog Vacation Advice. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015."Christmas in Italy on Whychristmas?com." Christmas in Italy. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015."Christmas in Italy: Traditions." Christmas in Italy: Traditions. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.


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