Tag Archives: Traditions

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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A Traditional Grape Harvest: La Vendemmia

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. Adapted from a post by Marco Cacciavillani, owner of Azienda Agricola, … Continue reading

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Slow life, slow food, and heavenly pleasures

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.   A large rotating vat  – which looks almost like a … 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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Italy’s Christmas Witch: The Befana Tradition

Perhaps one of the most beloved characters in Italian folklore – at least among children – is that of Befana. Although her origins are not always clear, Befana has now become popular nationwide in Italy, serving as a representation of … Continue reading

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