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Domenica delle Palme

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels.

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Happy Father's Day

On 19 March, the day of Saint Joseph, Father's Day is celebrated in Italy. This celebration was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.

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Happy New Year

The New Year is the day that marks the time of the beginning of a new calendar year, and is the day on which the year count of the specific calendar used is incremented. For many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner.

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PANETTONE and its legend

Once there was a poor baker's boy named Toni. On Christmas Eve he had worked hard to knead bread and buns. He was very tired, his back ached but his day was not over yet.

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Christmas is on the way

Christmas time starts in Italy on the 8th of December and ends with the Epiphany on the 6th January. In this period, just waiting for the Jesus's birth, markets are held showing numerous decorations, nativity figurines, sweets and gifts.

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15th August in Italy

Ferragosto is an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15. Originally, it may have related to a celebration of the middle of the summer and the end of the hard labour in the fields.

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8th May - Mother's Day in Italy

Mother's Day is an ancient celebration whose origins are pagan: they used to celebrate the prosperity and fertility and the transition from winter to summer. In 1914 in the United States it was established the Mother's Day, a national holiday to reflect on war.

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St. Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them. St.

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La Befana

Epiphany is a Christian feast day. Christians commemorate principally the visitation of the biblical Magi to the Jesus and his parents. Since 1970, the date of the celebration by Latine Rite Roman Catholics is fixed as January 6 only in countries where the feast is a holy Day of Obligation.

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Halloween history

Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhai

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