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Epiphany Celebration in Venice

The Feast of the Epiphany is a national holiday in Italy and is celebrated on January 6. It honors the 12th day of Christmas when the Three Wise Men arrived at the manger. Italy’s traditional celebration includes the tale of … Continue reading

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At Christmas, the Italians have the Presepio

Germany has its Christkindlmarkt, France its Bûche de Noël and England its ghosts of Christmas past. The Italians have the Presepio. From the Latin word praesaepe, ‘presepio’ loosely means ‘stall’, and refers to the scene of the infant Jesus, attended … Continue reading

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