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This traditional keepsake is given to guests in appreciation of their attendance to your special occasion. Included you will find the significance of the confetti and the number used for each gift.
Christmas Eve Dinner
Join me as I uncover the significance behind the number of fish dishes prepared for this traditional dinner.
From frittata to dyed Easter eggs to the coraesema here are a few of the traditions my family observes during Easter.
Frequently Asked Questions About Italian Traditions
We receive many email messages asking us questions about different Italian traditions. Here are our responses to those questions.
There are many traditional folk dances that take place in Italy. This guide will take you through some of these dances. Folk dances may include photos, a video, slideshow and a story about the dance.
Find the lyrics to many great Italian folk songs. In some cases the lyrics are in both English and Italian.
This two part series takes a look at the process of making homemade wine. It also includes a photo tour taking you through the various steps involved in making your own wine.
The Italian Ceppo
The ceppo is a yule log burned in the fireplace or a pyramid shaped structure made of wood and often called the tree of light. Just what is the significance behind this Italian tradition?
Italian Wedding Customs & Traditions
What makes Italian weddings so intriguing is that the customs and traditions vary from region to region as well as town to town. This will give you a great look at the traditions and customs that occur during the engagement, mass and reception and whether they are still carried on today.
An art form that consists of taking palms and manipulating them to create various designs has been a tradition in my family for generations.
Palm Weaving Tutorials
One of the fascinating traditions that my family does for Palm Sunday is to create decorative designs using palms. These tutorials will teach you how to make a braid, cone, cross and rose bud.
One of the most incredible scenes in Italy during Christmas time is the beautiful nativity scenes that are on display in every town.
Scoppio del Carro
The Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the cart) is a Florentine tradition that is held every year on Easter Sunday. People gather around the Piazza del Duomo to witness this explosion, which takes place at noon.
St. Joseph's Altar
One of the great traditions on St. Joseph's Day is the beautifully decorated altars made to honor the Patron Saint of carpenters, fathers and Sicily.
Traditional House Warming Gifts
Have you ever wondered what to give a new homeowner as a gift? Here is a list of traditional gifts that were customary for people to give new homeowners.
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