Traditions of Italy

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Traditions of Italy are some set of traditions, beliefs, values, and customs that belongs within the culture of Italian people.


Tradition Remarks Notes
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. [1]
Presepe Is a representation of the birth of Jesus, derived from medieval traditions. [2]
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. [3]
Culinary traditions Panettone Is a type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year. [4]

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  1. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907). "Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana" (in Italian). 
  2. ^ "Italian Christmas Traditions You Can Take Home". Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Morehead, P.D., Bloombury Dictionary of Music, London, Bloombury, 1992
  4. ^ "Panettone: the Italian Christmas Cake and its story". Retrieved 20 September 2012. 

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