La Famiglia e Soldi/Economia
Serena M and Erica D
Big families come together a lot and usually live near each other.
People over the age of 30 that can't find jobs are often forced to live with their parents. Single men or women can live with their parents into their 50s or 60s if needed.
Traditionally, children grew up to work in family owned businesses. Today, young Italians find their own line of work.
Italy is still mainly a male-dominated society. Men expect women to take care of them.
- The average northern family has one or two children
Comparison- Children tend to move out around the ages 19-21 and find a job/career. But America is kind of like Italy because Men in America also expect woman to care for them.
Italy is one of the world's largest wine producers and a major producer of cheese.
“The euro replaced the lira as Italy's currency in 2002”
in 2013, the unemployment rose to 12% and 40% of Italy's youth was left unemployed.
Italy was the third-largest economy in the euro zone. but the economy started to fall apart once the lira was replaced. Many people thought the price increases hurt the economy.
Ferie Epiphany e Carnevale
The celebration of Epiphany is mostly a children’s holiday. It celebrates the end of Christmas.
On Epiphany, parents often take their children to piazza to buy small gifts and candies from the Christmas shop, and they usually see performances such as magicians or jugglers.
Children write ‘La Befana’ to ask her for specific presents during the celebration of Epiphany.
Carnevale is celebrated at the end of lent
Children usually dress up in costumes and enter in village parades with their parents.
Italy's most famous Carnevale celebrations take place in Venice
Comparison- in America we have “ 3 Kings Day” instead of “Epiphany”
children dress up and enjoy feats and parades
celebration of a woman with a broom that was invited to go somewhere with 3 wise men, after saying no she realized she wanted to go, but got lost trying to find the men. Now every Epiphany "La Bafana" rides around on her broomstick looking for baby Jesus. Children write her letters asking her for specific presents.
3 Kings Day
The date marks the twelve days of Christmas and commemorates the three wise men who traveled from far away, bringing gifts for baby Jesus. The children of Mexico in particular look forward to this holiday as traditionally, gifts are given on this date, not on Christmas day.
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
- "Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore" in English means "Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower", and it is the main church of Florence, Italy.
- The Dome is 4.6 meters (15 ft) high, 9.2 meters (30 ft) long
- the Florence Cathedral was originally called "Il Duomo di Firenze" and began being built in 1296, and was completely built by 1436