Buona Festa e Buon Anno!

December 6 – Marks La Festa di San Nicola (Feast of St. Nicholas), the patron saint of shepherds is celebrated in towns likePollutri with the lighting of fires under enormous cauldrons, where fave beans are cooked, then eaten ceremoniously.

December 8 – L’Immacolata Concezione (Celebration of the Immaculate Conception)

December 13 – La Festa di Santa Lucia (St. Lucy’s Day)

December 24 – La Vigilia di Natale (Christmas Eve)

December 25 – Natale (Christmas) Buona Natale!

December 26 – La Festa di Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day) Which marks the announcement of the birth of Jesus Christ, and the arrival of the Three Wise Men.

December 31 – La Festa di San Silvestro (New Year’s Eve)

January 1 – Il Capodanno (New Year’s Day)

January 6 – La Festa dell’Epifania (The Epiphany)

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