There are a lot of traditional Christmas food served on Christmas day and the day after (since it’s still a holiday for us) but it depends on where you live.
Everywhere, anyway, the most traditional food is the Panettone and for us who don’t like candied fruits, the Pandoro.
Where I’m from, Lombardy, staffed capon is the main dish even if we, as family, don’t have it.
Moreover, there are families who celebrate and have a big Christmas Eve dinner (usually fish based), and families who celebrate on Christmas day, but anyway both have hors d’oeuvre, first course, second, cheese, fruit and dessert.
What are the most important dates in the Italian calendar?
The Christmas season starts on December 8th when we celebrate the Immaculate Conception which is the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the merits of her son Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church teaches that God acted upon Mary in the first moment of her conception keeping her “immaculate”. Usually families get together for lunch and it is traditionally the day that the Christmas tree and Nativity Scene are built.
Today is Saint Lucy!
The tradition says that Saint Lucy will bring toys to kids during the night between the 12th and 13th of December, but not everyone will get them. Only in certain part of Italy we have Saint Lucy, for example the main cities of Rome or Milan, don’t have her.
Traditionally a bouquet of hay is put outside of the house for Lucy’s Donkey and food in the house for Lucy to refresh them after the long night bringing gift to every kid. In small towns, a parade with Saint Lucy is held the evening of the 12th when she goes through the main streets of the town launching sweets and candies from her cart, always together with her donkey.
So… my smartphone took a dive in the toilet. literally so I had to change it. And I was really sad because it was a graduation gift from my family, but I couldn’t stay without a phone, not with my new job so I bought the new version of my old one. I had a Lumia 900, now I have a Lumia 930 and it’s awesome! I know… everyone is about iPhone but i really don’t like it…. I tried it, twice, but I couldn’t love it so I went back to my Nokia obsession.
Then, my job… it’s going well, I’m never home though… so I had to leave some of my tv shows… well a few of them I didn’t enjoy watching them anymore (such as Arrow which was my last love and it has been the tv show that went from love to hate in a giffy, literally in seconds after the premiere… and Chicago Fire, too… They killed… i’m not going to say who, maybe you didn’t watch it in your country). But anyway, who got time? I’m out from 7 am till 9 pm… when I get home I just want to eat and go to sleep…
And December will start soon yeay for Christmas! I already started to plan Christmas lunch since I won’t be home during December, already prepared some treats for my guests and planned the decorations I really can’t wait for next Sunday witch will be the day when I put decos in my house
That’s all for now
how’s it, everyone? I’m currently working on a new layout but it’s taking mi forever to code… and I still have stuff to add but to lazy to do…
On the other end, I’m preparing for my friend’s visit during Christmas she’s coming form Scotland to stay here and have Christmas with me and my gizilion reletives :grin: . Then we’re going to Zurich with her and my friends Laura and Cristian going to tell you everything (yes, this time I will tell you, not like the sea…)
That’s all I think…
Hey ya! How’s everyone? First of all thank you for emailing me about the layout, I’m happy you liked and and from popular demands I’m making a tutorial. Of course it will be similar to my theme #20 but not the same because I used Illustrator, too.
Right now I’m writing a letter to my pal Tanja, I don’t know if she reads this but if you do, wait for it! And I found out that they changed TV schedule again… Everything is like last post but CSI and CSI:NY are on Thursday instead of Wednesday so I can record both of them without borrowinf my dad’s dvd rec
Yesterday my father went to the presurgery I don’t know how surgeries are done in your countries but here you go to the hospital for all morning some days before the actual surgery, you have all the exams and then come home until the day of the surgery so you don’t stay a lot in the hospital. The surgery is on March 27. Can you believe that I didn’t go to Scotland to visit my friend at Christmas because of this surgery and then doctors call him three month later!!?? A person could die waiting for them…
Then I want to give you a link to some cute freebis @ Smashing Magazine the icons are so cute! Maybe I will use them is some future themes. And the cafe icons?? So wonderful for a coffee lover like me
Well that’s all for today, gotta go finish the letter
Later –> I’ve just finished to revamp the textures display, now every ‘preview’ is linked to a different page with some details and download link of the pack, let me know if there are problems . Tomorrow I will change the page where all the previews are and then do the same for the brushes and of course add three new texture packs
Good night, it’s 2230 here and first, tomorrow I have classes and then, tonight I need to wake up early to watch NCIS in internet (if I’m able to wake up… I will let you know tomorrow ).