Troia Our country is in South Italy. Our region is Puglia.
In Italy Christmas is a special time for most children. One of the ways they can share their joy and enthusiaism is by preparing the Christmas cards to their friends in their class-room. Few days until Christmas children feel the atmosphere of waiting and preparations. The streets are full of lights. Christmas in Italy
Merry Christmas Merry Christmas
In Italy, like in the other parts of the world, Christmas is one of the most important festivity. On December 8 th , day dedicated to Virgin “Immacolata Concezione”, is an holiday. In this day all families decorate their coloured Christmas trees full of lights and sweets. In the same day in every house people prepare a crib. The first crib goes back to Saint Francesco of Assisi in Greccio, Saint Francesco is a very famous Saint in our Nation.The crib is the symbol of our Christian faith.
In the evening of December 24 th , children play with relatives and friends and have the Christmas supper, at midnight sing the Christmas carols for Jesus’ birth In their house. At midnight many people like going to church to attend the Christmas Mass with their family. During the night Santa Claus arrives and he brings children a lot of toys.
At midnight in all families and in all churches there is the religious procession of Christus to remember Jesus’ birth.
A religious procession of Christus.
On December 25 th , many people go to church to attend the Christmas Mass. After, they go home and have the Christmas lunch.
At midday friends and relatives have their lunch with turkey broth and tortellini. Tipycal Christmas cakes are: panettone and pandoro. Christmas lunch
In my Region there are other traditional cakes. They are: Cartellate mostacciuoli calzoncelli
On December 26 th Christian Church remembers Saint Stefano a martire and the first Christ’s disciple.