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Easter in Abruzzo

Abruzzo region has a strong religious spirit, deeply rooted in local traditions. The rites of Easter Holy Week are an important testimony of it. In towns and villages there are lots of demonstrations focused on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus and they are lived with intensity.

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Pupa - typical Easter cake in my village

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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Anna's Recipe Lemon Cream Liquor

INGREDIENTS Half litre alcohol 5 bio lemon peel 1kg sugar 1litre UHT milk Bag of vanilla METHOD Soak the 5 lemon peels in very small pieces in the alcohol for 48 hours. Simmer the milk with sugar to dissolve the sugar. Add vanilla and leave to cool down. Then add the alcohol without the peel.

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Martedì Grasso in Italy

"Martedì Grasso" in Italy refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on the 17th January and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday (known as Shrove Tuesday). It reflects the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

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February means ... Carnival is on the way

According to the Catholic religious tradition, the Carnival begins with the Septuagesima Sunday (the first of the ninth Sunday preceding the Holy Week according to the Gregorian calendar and ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent).

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Ciambella

Ingredients:

4 eggs

200 dl. sunflower oil

200 dl. milk

300 g. sugar

350 g. pastry flour

16 g. baking powder

vanilla

grated lemon peel

Directions:

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Gli Amici della Pasquetta - San Salvo (CH)

Tradition in Abruzzo celebrating the 6th January Epiphany.
Please visit my FB profile to join a lovely video about it

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December 13rd

"Santa Lucia, il giorno più corto che ci sia"

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8th December

The Immaculate Conception of Mary is a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church, according to which the Virgin Mary was conceived without any stain of original sin. It is completely distinct from the Virginity of Mary and the virgin birth of Jesus, though it is a popular mistake to confuse them.

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My assistance consists in ...

Clients like to be updated about the work in progress at their house when restoration works are requested. I offer this service too since I like taking pictures and I enjoy it a lot! I become your eyes at distance.

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