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How to Have an Italian Easter Party
Get tips on how to host an unforgettable, Italian style holiday bash
My Italian husband is spending Easter, his first holiday - other than Thanksgiving, which is not celebrated in Italy - in the United States with me in 2010. We've never spent a major holiday that both of our families celebrate together ever, not even in the last year and a half since we got married. My goal is to make this one special feast. If I'm to do it correctly, I'll have to bring Italian Easter to him in the States. Here's some of what my husband is probably expecting and which you might want to infuse into your Easter celebration -
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Prepare the Easter eggs.
You can make a lovely centerpiece for your Easter table by placing some straw in a basket and nestling the naturally dyed eggs inside. Hard boiled eggs should also appear in the antipasto dish on your table. Eggs are a symbol of rebirth and therefore are perfect for the holiday table - and Italians are sure to have it represented at their Easter celebrations.
Serve an Italian meal.
If you ever go to Italy or visit with an Italian around Easter time, she will likely offer you a piece of pastiera. You must accept it, eat it, and compliment it. I think it might even be Italian law. You'll be sick of pastiera by the time Easter Monday, also known as Pasquetta, rolls around.
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