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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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TOSON D'ORO in Vasto 7th August 2016

30th Edtion, in the City of Vasto (CH):Toson d’Oro

It is the historical parade of the arrival in Vasto in 1723 of the Conestabile Sir Fabrizio Colonna to be given the necklace of the Toson d’Oro by the Marquis of Vasto Sir Cesare Michelangelo D’Avalos.

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Green Beans with Bacon

INGREDIENTS

** 1 pound fresh green beans, ends snipped off and discarded, extra long beans, cut in half if you want
** Salt
** 2-3 slices of bacon
** Black pepper
**1 lemon juice or cider or red wine vinegar

DIRECTIONS:

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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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Hotel School in Villa Santa Maria (CH)

The origin of the chefs of Villa Santa Maria is very old. A legend says that the first chef  in this country dates back to the Caracciolo’s time, in fact the hotel school of Villa Santa Maria began in their castle.

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What's your name?

Come MI chiamo? = What's MY name?

Come TI chiami? = What's YOUR name?

Come SI chiama? = What's HER/HIS/ITS name?

Come CI chiamiamo? = What's OUR names?

Come VI chiamate? What's YOUR names?

Come SI chiamano? = What's THEIRS names?

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Pupa Easter cake and my recipe

1 kg flour

300 g. honey

300 g. sugar

300 g. chopped toasted almponds

4 eggs

100 g. oil

cinnamon

25 g. ammonia

50 g. cocoa powder

 

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