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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_customs

Since its origins, Easter has been a time of celebration and feasting and many traditional Easter ... Even many non-Christians celebrate these aspects of the holiday while eschewing the religious aspects. .... In Florence, Italy, the unique custom of the Scoppio del carro is observed in which a holy fire lit from stone shards from ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befana

In Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on .... Many pagan customs were adopted by the new Church. T. Hope, in his 'Essay on .... "Taking Flight with Italy's Holiday Witch." Spiegel Online 12 Dec, ...

www.walksofitaly.com/blog/traditions-2/italian-national-holidays

Jan 4, 2014 ... Italy has a lot to celebrate—so it's not surprising that there are a lot of Italian national holidays! Each region, city and town has its own holidays ...

www.reidsitaly.com/itineraries/general/festivals.html

Major festivals in Italy and public holidays (so you'll know when things will be ... Most Italian's Christmas holidays last from December 24 though January 6.

www.livescience.com/44376-italian-culture.html

Sep 13, 2017 ... Here is a brief overview of Italian customs and traditions. ... November 1 commemorates Saints Day, a religious holiday during which Italians ...

www.worldholidaytraditions.com/countries/italy.aspx

Christmas, as it is celebrated in Italy, has two origins: the familiar traditions of Christianity blended with the pagan traditions predating the Christmas era.

www.thoughtco.com/italian-holidays-2011361

Oct 28, 2016 ... Italian holidays, festivals, and feast days reflect Italian culture, history, and religious practices. Some Italian holidays are similar to those ...

www.tripsavvy.com/festivals-holidays-and-special-events-in-italy-1547324

Aug 2, 2017 ... A list of the most popular and unusual festivals and holidays of Italy organized by month.

people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/national-traditions/italian-tradition6.htm

Italian tradition is filled with festivals celebrating saints, holidays and important events in Italian history. In Venice they celebrate Carnivale di Venezia, ...