Heritage

Innovation and Tradition

July 2015 |
"There are three capitals in Europe: Paris, London and Naples." Written by Stendhal in 1817, this gives the ancient and beautiful city of Naples what it actually deserves. To discredit the stereotypes of decadence and corruption, we have to...

Easter Traditions

April 2015 |
While you probably won't see the Easter bunny if you are traveling to Italy this Easter, you will have the opportunity to experience many wonderful Pasqua traditions. The days prior to Easter host solemn processions and masses while Easter day is a...

L'Altaro di San Giuseppe, La Tavola di San Giuseppe, La Festa di San Giuseppe

March 2015 |
May 14, 1960, Ramacca Sicily: it all began on that sunny afternoon. Two weeks earlier, my mother had given birth to my brother, Santo. Santo means Saint in Italian. It was a very difficult birth as he was born at home with the aid of a mammana, and...

Christmas Blessing

December 2014 |
ENGLISH Eternal God, this joyful season is radiant with the brilliance of your one true Light born on Christmas Day. May that Light illumine the hearts and shine in the words and deeds of all of our Staff, our readers, families and friends. May...

The Floating Nativity of Battaglia Terme

December 2014 |
Battaglia Terme these days is an unremarkable, faded spa town on the fringes of the Euganean Hills in the Veneto, south of Padua. It had its early origins in the 12th and 13th centuries, first coming to prominence when its canal was constructed to...

An Immigrant's Special Love Story

October 2014 |
Francesco and Giuseppina (Josephine) Catena left Ramacca, Sicily (Prov. Catania) and came to America on April 6, 1966. Their story began as neighbors in Ramacca where her parents, John Sabatino and Francesca, owned an Italian deli. John and...

Celebrating Heritage in Washington, D.C. this October

October 2014 |
The National Italian American Foundation is celebrating its 39th anniversary in our nation's capital during Italian American Heritage month this October. This is the final year we will host our internationally famous gala weekend at the Washington...

West Side Good Friday Tradition

April 2014 |
When one hears the word "procession" what comes to mind? For some it is as the Dictionary explains: the act of moving along or proceeding in orderly succession or in a formal and ceremonious manner, as a line of people, animals, vehicles. In the...

The Christmas Season in Italy

December 2013 |
From the Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6 to Epiphany on January 6, Italians have found many ways to honor the birth of Christ beyond the calendar day of December 25. Activities based on the importance of saints, customs, and traditions vary...
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