Major holidays in the homeland of Leonardo Da Vinci
• The main holidays in the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci
Italy - a country of Dante Alighieri and the world-famous spaghetti. How many holidays falls on an Italian year?
The most important and the most significant event in the life of the Catholic Christians is none other than the day of Christmas. It begins in an unconventional way - with Prezepio. So the Italians call a small scene of Christ's birth, which involves various figures of biblical characters and animals. Christmas tree - not necessarily a thing of the Italian house. And the main traditional food served to the Christmas table is not in Italy. But what is a home and a family holiday - definitely. Italians prefer to celebrate it in a circle of people closest.
Then begins (or ends) year raised glasses for happiness in the new year. On the night of December 31 th to January 1, the country celebrated the New Year. New Year in Russia and Ukraine is not very similar to Italian. Basically, the Italians do not stay at home for salads and potatoes, and take to the streets, where they have all kinds of Christmas shows and entertainment with fireworks and music. They prefer the New Year drinking champagne or, surprisingly, beer. Another interesting feature of the New Year in Italy is a kind of superstition. It consists in the fact that Italians are thrown out of their houses a variety of stuff, believing in this, that in this way they get rid of the sorrows of the past year and attract good fortune in the new. Your next bill comes Epiphany, which is celebrated on January 6 Italians. Especially this holiday kids love, because according to legend, on the night of 5 to 6 January fairy godmother Befanu wanders from house to house and carries children gifts and sweets. On this day in the streets of Italy are usually located fairs and markets. This date marks the end of the Christmas holidays.
April 25 - is a very important holiday for Italians, who gained national status. On this day in 1943 the fascist Italian dictator Mussolini fled from Italy. This event marked the beginning of the liberation of the country from fascism. Therefore, the celebration is called - Day of Liberation from Fascism.
The celebration of May 1 covers almost the whole of Europe. Labor Day came during the celebration of the tradition in Italy. Although particular its significance and lost. This day is more pleased with the Italians their spring sunshine, the streets are decorated with "May Day tree," as a symbol of spring. It's just another day off, which you can spend with your family, your loved ones and enjoy the warmth and the sun.
June 2 - the basic data in Italian national consciousness. On this day in 1946, just after World War II, the monarchical power in Italy was crushed and reign of power. This kind of Independence Day, but the Italians call it simple - the Republic Day. The next significant holiday in the life of the Italians - Ferragosto, or Assumption. It's not exactly a religious holiday, it is dated to the end of the harvest, that is. E. The end of summer of field work. He says August 15th.
Custom All Saints' Day remained almost unchanged from the day when Pope Gregory IV has not set its celebration in Rome. In today's world it is called a familiar word - Halloween. On the night of November 1, young people dress up in costumes diverse evil beings. The houses are lit home-made lamps from pumpkins carve scary and put a candle inside.
Here are just the key dates in the life of modern Italy, where the festivities were extraordinary originality.