CHRISTMAS IN ITALY . On 8 th Dec ember people celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary . This festival marks the beginning of Christmas time. … on this day people decorate the Christmas tree!.
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On 8thDecember people celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary.This festival marks the beginning of Christmas time..
…on this day people decorate the Christmas tree!
On 13th of December we celebrateSaint Lucy day (Santa Lucia). On this day according to the tradition people in Palermo eat arancine(rice balls filled with minced meat, crumbed and fried in oil) and cuccìa (wheat grains boiled and dressed with ricotta cheese, pieces of chocolate and candied fruit).
On Christmas daypeoplehave a big lunch and play christmascard games.
Aseverywhere else in the world peoplespend31stDecember night toasting the New Year!
On 6thJanuary, Epiphanyday, Christmas time is over!The night before, according to the tradition, the befana, a veryold lady flying over the houses by a broom, takespresents to the goodkids and blackcharcoal to the badones! Kids alwayswait for thatdayastherewill be presents and sweets for everybody!