Buon Primo Maggio!

Buon Primo Maggio!

On May 1st Italians take the day off to celebrate Festa dei Lavoratori, or Festa del Lavoro––Labor Day. Many ancient customs associated with May Day come from the ancient Greek and ancient Roman festivities. Originally a celebration of spring and rebirth taking place...
Martedì Grasso

Martedì Grasso

This year Mardi Gras falls the day before Valentine’s Day. That means observant Italians will be torn between eating chocolate and aphrodisiac foods with their significant other, and rubbing ashes on their forehead  in self-examination, prayer and repentance....