lunedì 27 dicembre 2010

New Year's Eve in Rome

Fireworks, music, alcoholic beverages and other forms of noise making is part of the New Year's Eve celebration. New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight.
Italians call New Year's Eve Capodanno (the "head of the year") or Notte di San Silvestro (the night of St. Silvestro). Traditionally there are a set of rituals for the new year, such as wearing red underwear and getting rid of old or unused items by dropping them from the window, but this is and old tradition, followed by quite nobody today.
Dinner is traditionally eaten with parents and friends. It often includes zampone or cotechino (a kind of spiced Italian sausage) and lentils. At half past eight pm, The President of the Republic reads a television message of greetings to Italians.
At midnight, fireworks are displayed across Italy. 
In Rome after having dinner with parents or friends, the rest of the night is meant to be celebrated in the streets with fireworks at midnight, music, alcoholics: everyone is greeting the New Year !

6 commenti:

  1. That must be very pleasant to celebrate Christmas and New year in Rome. I enjoyed the ambiance although only from yr story. Thanks for sharing the moments with yr readers.

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  2. You were very kind NENENG. The atmosphere in Rome is really enthousiastic.If you should come to Rome, please let me know.I will give you useful information about accomodation.
    Have a lovely day..!
    MARIA ANGELA

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  3. My family is from Moneglia and Genoa. I have yet to go myself to visit, but your blog is inspiring me more to do so. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful experiences and tip. I will be following your anxiously to see what you will share next.

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  4. thanks MOLLY ..it's very kind of you..!...you know writing a blog is a completely new experience to me but I am trying to do my best..I know GENOVA..is a very nice town situated near the sea..!..come spend some time in Italy ...You will not be deceived..:!..it's a pleasure for me to share my own experiences with all of you...!

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  5. HAPPY NEW YEAR SERGIO....are you italian..??nice to meet you..!have a joyful new year coming..!!

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