Christmas In Italy
By Jenelle Solis
Location of Italy
Italy has a republic government called the Italian Republic with the chief of state being the president Sergio Mattarella and the head of government being the prime minister Matteo Renzi.
An Italian Christmas
In Italy, most of the gift giving occurs on the day of the Epiphany, which is on the 12th day of Christmas. The Epiphany is the day the three wise men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for baby Jesus.
Italians do not eat meat on Christmas eve only fish and vegetables... it's their tradition. However, most families create a big meal to eat, including meat, pasta, deserts, and more!
carries a lantern and a sack of toys
This is a popular desert in Italy, it is a soft, sweet, and mushy caffeine cake, made with coffee and liquor soaked lady finger biscuits and marscapone cheese that is topped with a dusting of cocoa powder.
Italy is known for La Befana to deliver presents during the holidays. You can look at the map to see were Italy is. Do you notice how Italy is shaped? It is shaped like a boot! That's were Italy gets it's nickname, The Boot. La Befana lives in the town of Old Barga located in northern Tuscany. The rainiest seasons in Italy are November and December. Cold and rain do not mix well together.
Italian Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree is a pine tree that has cheerful lights twirled around it with ornaments hung from branches and garland, bows and a star on the top, Well, you don't need to decorate it like that. That's the best part of a Christmas tree, you can decorate it however you want to! Christmas trees bring the holiday spirit alive for many people.