Heritage

Discovering La Famiglia - Starting Your Italian American Family History Journey

September 2017 |
Learning about your ancestors can be extremely interesting and extremely frustrating at the same time, but I can tell you from my 25 years of research experience that it is worth every bit of the joy and the anguish along the way. If you have an...

A Look into Old Italian Wedding Traditions

July 2017 |
Weddings hold many similarities and differences around the world. Each country has its own unique set of traditions to follow during a wedding ceremony and Italy is no exception. In Italy, various traditions, customs and superstitions vary from...

Italian Weddings, from a Priest’s POV!

July 2017 |
Every wedding is great and unique. As a priest, having the privilege of witnessing hundreds of weddings over the last 25 years, I can say that no two weddings are ever alike. Each is an expression of the individual couple, their families and...

Weddings in Italy

July 2017 |
Traditional weddings in Italy follow ancient traditions and customs that vary from region to region, contributing to the creation of a vast cultural heritage that keeps the bond with our land even more alive. Crossing the peninsula from North to...

Mother's Day: A Global Celebration from the U.S. to Italy

May 2017 |
La festa della mamma è una ricorrenza civile celebrata in tutto il mondo per onorare la figura materna e la maternità. Sebbene questa festività sia diffusa in moltissimi paesi, non esiste una data comune a tutti, per i suoi...

Labor Day in Italy

May 2017 |
La Festa del lavoro o Festa dei lavoratori viene celebrata il 1º maggio di ogni anno in molti Paesi del mondo per ricordare la lotta dei lavoratori per la riduzione della giornata lavorativa. La festa ricorda le battaglie operaie, in...

Welcome, Spring! May 1st and Its Virtues

May 2017 |
The month of May brings back to my mind the image of my maternal grandmother, Ada, who, like any true blooded teramana at the end of April, was busy planning the May 1st  lunch celebrating Workers' Day. My grandmother's house was full of...

NOIA Committed to the Next Generation

April 2017 |
So many Italian Americans have left indelible marks on history. What about the next generation of Italian Americans? We often reflect on what we can we do to make an impact. St. Teresa of Calcutta said, we can “do small things with great...

Coalburg Ohio Resource Group: Preserving the History of the Generation Before

April 2017 |
Perhaps the most important responsibility of this generation of Italian Americans is preserving the history of the generation before us. From researching your own ancestry to donating to and perusing the archives of cultural institutions such as...
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