In Italy, they have 4 "meals". The first one is breakfast from 8am to 11am. Then lunch from 1pm to 2pm. Then in between lunch and dinner they have a happy hour from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Last is their most important meal which is dinner, its from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. They eat pasta and pizza which we eat also, they eat a lot fish as well. There meals are usually made with fresh produce and fish

Etiquette in Italy is mostly the same but they also have ones that we dont use here. Like keep both hands above the table during dinner

roll pasta with your fork on the side of your pasta plate don't roll on your spoon

eat fruit with a fruit knife and fork, except grapes and cherries

burping is extremely vulgar

don't leave the table until everyone has finished

when invited to a home. arrive 15-30 after the time started

keep your wine class almost full if you dont want a refill.  

WEDDINGS; most weddings in Italy are not the same as here.

Brides usually wear green for good luck

tying a ribbon across the doorway of the church lets passerby's know that there is a wedding taking place

grooms carry a small piece of iron in their pocket to ward off evil spirits

FUNERALS; Most funerals are like ours in ways but also have differences.

while you exit the ceremony locals usually shout Auguri- best wishes.

As soon as neighbors and friends have learned the news that someone has passed they bring food over.

like america people wear all black to the funeral

be buried is rare in Italy because of lack of space so caskets are commonly are stacked and placed in concrete

ITALY

Delaney Benson & Conner Macapagal

As we celebrate Christmas, Italy they celebrate Christmas and Epiphany is celebrated in Italy on January 6 every year. This holiday is based on the story of the three wise men (or kings) offering Jesus gifts. The Epiphany feast, known as La Befana, is an important part of the Christmas festivities in Italy. La Befana originates from a fairytale about a woman who flies on a broomstick bringing presents to children in Italy. La Befana is believed to be searching for baby Jesus, which is why she bears gifts for children. Many cities and towns in Italy organize festivities and parades to celebrate.

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