Tag Archives: Catholic

It’s Time for Some Zeppole: Happy Saint Joseph’s Day

By Chris Tremoglie March 19 is Saint Joseph’s Day (La Festa di San Giuseppe), widely celebrated in Europe and, traditionally, the Italian American population in the United States. The feast celebrates the life of Joseph, who was the carpenter who raised … Continue reading

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La Madonna di Loreto

In this week’s #NIAFblog, our guest blogger, Jenifer Landor – founder of Live and Learn Italian – offers a fascinating look into the culture and traditions of small Italian towns in the Apennine hills. We go up the mountain road, to 1421 meters, putting on … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

Who is in control of Sundays in Italy –  Soccer or Church? By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Modern-day soccer was brought to Italy from England at the end of the 19th Century, where it has become an extremely popular sport and national … Continue reading

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The Festival of Candelora

By Patrick O’Boyle, Esq. A Pasca Epifania “tutt’e ffeste vanno via”. Risponne ‘a Cannelora : “No, ce stongo io ancora” – (Easter said to Epiphany, “Now all the holidays are gone,” and Candlemas spoke up and said, “I’m still here!”) – Old … Continue reading

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