How Do Italians Celebrate Christmas?

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Christmas season in Italy is traditionally celebrated December 24-January 6, or Christmas Eve through Epiphany. Although Babbo Natale (Father Christmas) and giving presents on Christmas are becoming more common, the main day for gift giving is Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas. Lights and decorations are often seen starting around December 8, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, or even the end of November.
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In Italy, Christmas celebrations often include the Nativity crib scene, depicting the birth of Jesus, as well as Carol singing, attending Christmas Mass, eating a Christmas meal often with Panettone for dessert.
Celebrations in Italy last from Christmas until Epiphany on January 6, which is another traditional day for gift giving. Children often hang stockings Epiphany night, which are filled by Befana, a nice old lady who rides a broom.
Other Countries:
Italians celebrate Christmas with trees, lights, drinking, presents, and also food. They have a traditional Catholic meal which consists of a main dish of fish. You can find more information here: www.dreamofitaly.com
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