Italy has been the center of the Roman Catholic Church for hundreds of years. Many of the country's traditions and holidays today are based on religious holy days. This interesting book describes national holidays in Italy that mark such events as religious festivals, as well as important historic events such as the country's independence. Other traditional celebrations featured include food festivals and family occasions.
Explores national day (patriotism day) traditions from around the world, including independence days and patriotic holidays.
Explores global traditions surrounding the arrival of a new year, including food, parties, finding good luck, and making resolutions.
Explores Halloween and Day of the Dead traditions from around the world, including All Saint's and All Soul's Days, the Day of the Dead, and other celebrations for the dead.
Explores global traditions surrounding birthdays, including cake, parties, and decorations.
Explores Christmas traditions from around the world, including foods, gift-giving, and religious celebrations.
Explores Easter traditions from around the world, including Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, food, and religious celebrations.