El Señor de los Milagros Peruvian Holiday

A Lovely Peruvian Tradition: El Señor de los Milagros

Do you know how important El Señor de los Milagros is in Perù? El Señor de los Milagros (the Lord of the Miracles) is the most important catholic holiday for Peruvians and the biggest event in Lima: a month long celebration taking place every October and culminating with a massive procession through the city centre. […]

the story of Little Italy in London

Little Italy In London

Do you know where little Italy in London is? Little Italy in London is a very important area for all those Italians who arrived in this city in different periods: also known as Italian Hill or Italian Quarter, its boundaries are Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell Road and Rosebery Avenue. Firstly Italians migrated to London during the […]

Ferragosto

Where Ferragosto Comes From

Have you ever heard of the Italian holiday named Ferragosto? Ferragosto is the most important summer holiday in Italy, celebrated on the 15th of August. But if you ask an Italian what they celebrate on that day, the answers could be different: an ancient Roman tradition, a religious holiday or the beginning of middle summer holidays. […]

on the 2nd June in Italy they celebrate La festa della Repubblica

Festa della Repubblica: Let’s Celebrate The Italian Republic

Do you understand what Festa della Repubblica means? The Festa della Repubblica is an important Italian national holiday celebrated on the 2nd June. It was estabilished to remember the birth of the Italian Republic. The 2nd June has not been chosen by chance: it is the date of the national referendum which took place in […]

día del trabajador

El Día Del Trabajador: How People Celebrate May Day in Spain

What is the “día del trabajador” in Spain? May Day in Spain is known as El día del trabajador or Primero de Mayo and was celebrated for the first time in 1889: its origin is the same as the International Labour Day, the worker revolt in Chicago in 1886. For the first Labor Day celebration, socialists […]

how to celebrate the liberation day 2021

Liberation Day 2021: How To Celebrate

Ready to celebrate the Italian Liberation Day 2021 on April 25? The Liberation Day 2021 will mark the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Italy from the nazi-fascism: on the 25th April 1945, the partisans’fight and a huge popular insurrection made it possible, ending 20 years of fascism and a terrible war which had lasted […]

let's celebrate san giuseppe in Italy

San Giuseppe: Let’s Celebrate Father’s Day In Italy

Are you going to celebrate San Giuseppe this year? On the 19th March in Italy people celebrate San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph), who was the Virgin Mary’s spouse. This festivity is very ancient: apparently it was firstly celebrated around 1030 A.D. In many Catholic countries, that day is also father’s day (festa del papà). Italy is […]

discover some women's day celebrations

The Women’s Day

What do you know about Women’s Day? March 8th is the International Women’s Day, celebration of the social, political and economical conquests of women. After one of the meeting of the Socialist International, in 1907, socialist women decided to split off from the original group and create their own. Women from all over the world took part […]

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The Valentine’s Day

The Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular festivity all around the world. Do you know the origin of this celebration? Well, the tradition wants that pope Gelasio I, in 469 A.C., decided that the 14th February, Saint Valentine’s day, would be the day of the love. In this way he wanted to fight a pagan […]

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May Day

What do you know about May Day? In a large part of the world, on May 1 people celebrate the International Worker’s Day in memory of the unions fights for the workers’ rights. But why in this day? During the Second International congress in Paris, in 1889, the delegates decided that May 1 would be the international day to celebrate […]