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Pasqua in Italia Easter in Italy  Traditional Italian Easter celebrations take place over 3 days: Venerdi Santo, Domenica di Pasqua and Lunedi di Pasquetta.

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3 Easter in Italy  Traditional Italian Easter celebrations take place over 3 days: Venerdi Santo, Domenica di Pasqua and Lunedi di Pasquetta.  Many families organise to go away over this long weekend, often to the beach for a seafood lunch on Lunedi di Pasquetta.  Other important days are: Martedi Grasso e Mercoledi delle ceneri

4 Processions  On Venerdi Santo, there are many processions where statues of Jesus and Mary are carried through the town to finally arrive in the town centre.  In the churches, olive branches and palm leaves are shared.

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6 Cibo – Food at Easter time  Colazione – Breakfast: Easter cake, cold meats, white wine and decorated Easter eggs.  Pane e torte – Bread and Cake: Containing cheese, bacon, olives, eggs and butter.  Piselli – Peas: Represent the arrival of Spring. Peas are the main side dish for Easter meals.  Agnello arrosto – Roast Lamb: It is a very important Easter symbol in Italy.  Cappelletti in brodo – Meat filled pasta in broth: Eaten at dinner time as a lite meal, as lunch is the main/large meal eaten at Easter time.  Colomba – Sponge cake in the shape of a dove: Very sweet sponge like cake which is baked in the shape of a dove, sprinkled with icing sugar and almonds and served as dessert.  Uova di pasqua – Easter eggs: Large Easter eggs are given to children at Easter time.

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10 Vocabolario  Venerdi Santo  Domenica di Pasqua  Lunedi di Pasquetta  Colazione  Pane  Torta  Piselli  Agnello  Colomba  Uova di Pasqua  Processo  Statue  Gesu`  Madonna  Arrosto  Brodo


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