Traditions of Italy
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|Festivals and celebrations||Festa della Repubblica||Is celebrated on the second of June each year. The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government, following the Second World War the fall of Fascism.|
|Ferragosto||An Italian holiday celebrated on August 15.|||
|Presepe||Is a representation of the birth of Jesus, derived from medieval traditions.|||
|Dance and music||Tarantella||Groups a number of different folk dances characterized by a fast upbeat tempo, usually in 6/8 time (sometimes 18/8 or 4/4), accompanied by tambourines.|||
|Culinary traditions||Panettone||Is a type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year.|||
- Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907). "Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana" (in Italian).
- "Italian Christmas Traditions You Can Take Home". crossingitaly.net. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- Morehead, P.D., Bloombury Dictionary of Music, London, Bloombury, 1992
- "Panettone: the Italian Christmas Cake and its story". crossingitaly.net. Retrieved 20 September 2012.