1. Country Background
2. Location and Climate
3. Flag and Description
4. Holiday Traditions and History
5. Food and Celebration
6. View on Santa
7. Language and “Merry Christmas”
8. Religious Connections
9. Other Facts on the Country
10. Compare to your American Traditions
11. Contrast to your American Traditions
12. Photos and Captions
13. Summary of Main Ideas
Italy became a country in 1861. they are
ruled by a king. there ﬁrst king ‘king victor
Emmanuel the secend
Location and Climate
in the south it is hot and dry. in the north it
has alot of mountains.all the seasons are alot
Flag and Description
the ﬂag has the same colors as when it was
made. red,white,and green because they were
the colors of there uniforms. they were ﬁrst
put into use when Napoleon attacked.
Holiday Traditions and History
Italy's christmas goes on for 3 weeks. kids go
house to house singing christmas carols and
poems. even shepherds join in.
Food and Celebrations
They have a celebrational meal. Followed by
cake and chocolate.the cake is called
View on Santa
they believe that there presents are delivered
by a which. they call her ‘BEFANA’ ,and they
wait till january 6th to open them.
Language and “Merry Christmas”
On Christmas Day the pope gives hi
blessing.The children wait until Epiphany,
January 6, for their presents. they are
Other Facts on the Country
over 20% of Italy's population is 65 years old.
Italy borders 6 countries. Its longest border is
Compare to your American
Elderly ﬁgure that brings presents.Fly on
something. Hang up lights.
Contrast to your American
They have a witch. Wait for jan 1 for
presents. They have no x-mas trees.
Photos and Captions