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The Festival of the Three Magic Kings in Spain

Differently from other Christmas traditions, in Spain the most important festival for children is the Fiesta de Los tres Reyes Magos (Festival of the Three Magic Kings) on January 6, also known as Epiphany. The Christmas Day is also celebrated as in the whole Christian world but children receive only a small gift, waiting for […]

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Where Santo Stefano Comes From

Have you ever spent the Christmas period in Italy? If you have, you probably know that after the big Christmas celebration, on the 26th December people have another important holiday: Santo Stefano. It is a Christian festivity dedicated to the first martyr, Stefano, who preach the word of God and converted many people to Christianity. For […]

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The Nativity Scene: A Great Neapolitan Christmas Tradition

Do you know how important is the Nativity Scene in the Italian culture? Well, I daresay that the Presepe (Nativity Scene) is the symbol of Christmas in the Neapolitan tradition. If you have ever been to Naples, in Italy, you must have gone to San Gregorio Armeno: a lovely street in the city centre famous for […]

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Christmas Eve Dinner in Italy

One of the most important Christmas traditions in Italy is the so called Cenone on the Chistmas Eve. “Cenone” literally means big dinner, so you can easily imagine how abundant and tasteful it is. The Christmas Eve, within the Catholic religion, is one of the most sacred moment of the year; that is why originally […]

Pavo Trufado De Navidad

Let’s Make Pavo Trufado De Navidad

The Pavo Trufado De Navidad is one of the most typical Spanish Christmas recipes! In many areas of Spain, the Pavo Trufado De Navidad is the main dish of the Christmas dinner, so if this year you want to prepare something special this is absolutely the perfect recipe! Do you know what is it? It’s […]

Best Italian Artisanal Panettone

Top 5 Best Italian Artisanal Panettone

Are you wondering what is the best Italian artisanal panettone to buy? If you are tired of industrial panettone and want to discover the best artisanal ones for this Christmas, you have landed at the right page! In Italy panettone is the most typical Christmas cake and you can find many different versions, from the […]

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The Immaculate Conception: Origins and Traditions in Italy

Do you know the Italian Immaculate Conception tradition? As you probably know, the 8th December is an important Italian national holiday: it is the celebration of the Immacolata Concezione (Immaculate Conception). It was stated as a Catholic dogma in 1854 by Pope Pio XI. In this day people celebrate the conception of the Virgin Mary […]

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Christmas in Spain: Discover Some Lovely Traditions

Do you know anything about Christmas in Spain? If you are going to celebrate Christmas in Spain, you will spend an amazing time. As in many other countries, in Spain Christmas is a fantastic period of the year. So how do Spanish celebrate? Well, first of all you have to be aware that Christmas starts […]