Zanotti alessandro ferragosto

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Zanotti alessandro ferragosto

  1. 1. FERRAGOSTO
  2. 2. It is a typical Italian holiday… … celebrated on August 15. Originally, it may have been related to a celebration of the midsummer and the end of the hard work in the fields.
  3. 3. The Catholic Church… … celebrates this date as a Holy Day of Obligation to commemorate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the real physical elevation of her sinless soul and incorrupt body, into Heaven.
  4. 4. The origins… … Before the Roman Catholic Church came into existence, however, this holiday was celebrated in the Roman Empire to honor the gods, in particular Diana and the cycle of fertility and ripening. In fact, the present Italian name of the holiday derives from its original Latin name, Feriae Augusti ("Festivals [Holidays] of the Emperor Augustus")
  5. 5. Currently… … Almost the entire month of August is taken as a holiday and leisure time in Italy in honor of this feast day.

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