CHRISTMAS IS COMING
Christmas in Italy: all you need to know
Are you ready to be surrounded by the Italian Christmas atmosphere? Here are some of the most famous Christmas traditions in Italy. Get ready with us!
1. Create your own PRESEPE
Christmas is not just a pagan festival famous for Santa Clause and Christmas trees, but it is first, a religious festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December.
2. Start decorating your house December 8th
There are many ideas about it, but it is quite common to decorate house, gardens and streets on the 8th of December, the Day of the Immaculate Conception.
3. Do not eat meat on December 24th
To prepare and purify their bodies for Christmas Day, Italians avoid meat On Christmas Eve.
4. Eat traditional and local desserts
Italy, according to the region, provide an enormous variety of Christmas desserts. The most popular are: Pandoro, Panettone, torrone (white or with chocolate and nuts), pampepato, tronchetto di Natale, struffoli and ricciarelli.
5. Spend time with your family
In Italy, Christmas is a special occasion to spend time with your family and friends and the most common game played is TOMBOLA.
6. Long walks & Christmas lights
There is nothing more relaxing than taking a long walk, admiring the Christmas lights and beautiful trees’ decorations.
7. Visit the famous and local “MERCATINI DI NATALE”
Mercatini di Natale, literal translation “Christmas markets” are traditional markets in which you can buy not only Christmas staff, but also local seasonal products.
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