Monday 11 December 2023

An Italian Christmas

As I mentioned yesterday, I went to the local bookshop this weekend for Christmas shopping. And I behaved. Mostly. There was a section filled with Christmas literary anthologies and I could not help to buy one, An Italian Christmas: Festive Tales for La Dolce Vita. Which I am going to read, among other books, in the next few weeks. It is the same collection as the Scandinavian Christmas book I read the last two Christmases. They had others, but I refrained. I don't associate Christmas with Italy all that much, which might be something ironic to say for someone who was raised Catholic (even though I'm an apostate). For me, it is a Northern and Nordic celebration, with snow and fir trees and so on. But I love Italy (most of the time) and I am curious about the traditions we owe them. So I will read this eagerly.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks good!

Alison said...

Its fun to learn how Christmas is celebrated in other parts of the world. I spent four years living in Germany as a child and remember it was quite different there to how we celebrate it in Canada.