Tag Archives: Holidays

Missed Traditions

One of my favorite things about living in Italy, in retrospect, is the numerous festivals, commemorations, and other traditions that surround the holiday season. It seems like each village had their own unique way of commemorating specific saint days. Witnessing … Continue reading

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On Being Thankful

All November, I’ve been reading people’s “30 Things I’m Thankful For” posts on Facebook and around the web. I thought it was a nice way to celebrate Thanksgiving but was a bit gimmicky and just not for me. That is, … Continue reading

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An American Holiday

I was sad last October in Italy when I realized that, while we would get to participate in many rich European holiday traditions, having Halloween was prettymuch an impossibility. Sure, I could dress up my daughter in costume, but who … Continue reading

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Easter Contraband

This news story reminding travelers not to attempt to bring Kinder Eggs into the United States really rings of Easter spirit, no?  Right. No. It doesn’t. Bah humbug, U.S. of A. What actually caught my attention in the article, though, … Continue reading

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