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Celebrating La Festa della Befana and Epiphany on January 6th

According to Christian tradition, January 6th is the date on which the 3 wise men finally arrived at the stable in Bethlehem to offer Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The occasion is celebrated as Epiphany, Epifania in Italian, … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas starts with L’Immacolata, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

If, like me, you grew up in the UK you will have been seeing mince pies, Christmas puddings and tinsel in the shops since you got back from your summer holidays! And the US has been Christmas shopping since Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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