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Holidays in Italy

Holidays in Italy
Let's review some of the most cherished among Italian holidays, which are not known or practiced in the rest of the world. The Epiphany. The Epiphany is celebrated on the sixth of January and it originally symbolized the birth of Jesus. It is still celebrated as that in the Eastern Orthodox Church. However, when the Catholic Church decided to celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December instead, the meaning of the holiday changed, at least for Catholics. Greek for "miracle", the word ...
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The Italians

The Italians
And celebration and relaxation usually take place around the table either at home or in a restaurant, where they can enjoy the traditions of the ...
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The culture of Italy

The culture of Italy
Home of the Roman Empire and a major center of the Renaissance, culture on the Italian peninsula has flourished for centuries. Here is a brief ...
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Languages spoken in Italy

Languages spoken in Italy
Part of the population is native bilinguals of Italian and a regional language. Dialects or foreign languages are used by some 60 per cent of ...
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The Italian National Anthem

The Italian National Anthem
Names of the Italian anthem The Italian National Anthem has three different names. The formal name is “Mameli’s hymn”, named after the man who wrote ...
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The most successful women in Italy

The most successful women in Italy
Italian women are always portrayed as charming and beautiful but it’s not emphasized enough how strong and capable they are. From science to economy, from literature to the world of fashion, Italian women have been successful and even pioneering. Here are some of the most successful women in Italy of the modern days. Federica Mogherini. She was born in Rome in 1973. Federica was Italy’s Foreign Affairs Minister from February to October 2014, when she was appointed high representative of ...
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Social customs in Italy

Social customs in Italy
Italians are much more formal than most foreigners imagine and newcomers should be careful to avoid offending anyone. How to behave in Italy? ...
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Prominent figures of Italy

Prominent figures of Italy
Italians have made important contributions to mankind, most notably in the fields of science, mathematics, philosophy, engineering, economics, ...
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