Comment by Jim Campbell
December 24th, 2018
‘Buon Natale’, Merry Christmas.
Being 50% Italian from my mother’s side of the family I thought it would be nice to share its history and the funny little song below.
Christmas in Italy is celebrated over several weeks as Italians celebrate from early December, depending on the region, until the day of Epiphany, on the 6th of January.
Especially the children look forward to the start of the Christmas season in December when Christmas trees are put up and houses are decorated.
In front of St Peters cathedral in Vatican City (see image above), there is a huge Christmas tree put up and many families buy tickets to get entrance to the festive midnight-mass which is held by the Pope.
Unlike the U.S. where it is commercial since Thanksgiving in Italy it’s the real deal and is celebrated for two weeks and beyond,
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