Christmas: general information
In my town from 8th December people start preparing Christmas
We do a native scene , we buy a lot of presents for our family and friends,
we write a letter to Santa Claus with our requests , we decorate the
Christmas tree with lights and even the city is decorated with Christmas
lights of all colors and we buy a particular cake: panettone. A special
atmosphere is created.
Almost every year it snows and when it happens we are very happy and it
creates the true Christmas atmosphere; this year unfortunately it has not
snowed yet but hopefully it will happen soon.
The Christmas Day
Christmas is a religious feast and it is very important for Catholics
because it is the day when Christ was born, so you go to church in the
For Christmas every family usually meets up and has a lunch with
typical dishes of the region in which you are located, for example,
cappelletti in broth, roasted, boiled meat and a special cake: the
panettone (is a sort of bread with dried fruit).
On that day people exchange presents and it is said that on the day of
Christmas Eve (the day before Christmas) Santa Claus passes to give
toys to all the good children that asked in the letter.