Christmas Thereabouts

Christmas is a long affair in Italy because is not just one day, there is the day after too. A full-fledged festivity known as St. Stephen day. It means more food, more invitations, more cooking. Certainly more planning and shopping because on St. Stephen day all stores are still closed. It was in days like […]

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The Season of Greetings is Here

Christmas holidays in Italy is not just the 25th, but we celebrate the 26 as well, St. Stephen Day, the one that in Canada is called Boxing Day. A lovely card from a first grader! The frenzy starts on the 24, with the last minute shopping. Stores are open until very late. Then, according to […]

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