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
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.