Category: Italy

Day of the Dead in Italy

Celebrating the dead is not only customary in Mexico, but also in other Catholic societies. In different areas of Italy the dead are celebrated in different ways.

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Flag facts

When we’re asked what flag is our country’s one, my children (and I) have a similar reaction like when someone asks us “where do you come from?”. If you ask my three children which country or culture they feel more close, they would tell: Swiss, Dutch, German, Italian, […]

One year expatsincebirth

Yes, today is my blogs’ first anniversary! It’s been exactly a year since I published my first post and I have to say that I really enjoyed writing every single post. I’ve started blogging one year ago because I had written about many topics just “for me” and […]

La Befana vien di notte…

In Italy today they celebrate la Befana. It is the Festa dell’Epifania: Epifania (Epiphany in English) is a Latin word with Greek origins and means either the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6) or “manifestation (of the divinity).” There are several legends about the Befana. 1) Following one […]