Italian food specialist Gourmet Italian is pleased to offer the fresh flavors of Christmas in Italy—ready to be enjoyed by friends and family for the 2014 Christmas season.   The annual batch of panettone is in stock, along with the sweet nougat treat, torrone. A variety of imported panettone and torrone flavors and brands are now available...

Never heard of the Feast of the Seven Fishes? You may soon. It's a Southern Italian meatless Christmas Eve meal, celebrated in many Italian-American homes, especially on parts of the East Coast.   "La Vigilia" is relatively unknown in south Louisiana, where Sicilian descendents have kept alive the St. Joseph's Day tradition. The feast has so...

Christmas markets are a beloved tradition in Italy; among them, one of the most famous and the first to open is the Santa Lucia Fair (Fiera di Santa Lucia) in Bologna, beginning today. The Santa Lucia market dates back to the late 16th century, when it was held in front of the church by the same name (now the Aula Magna of the University of Bologna...

On December 6th, 2014, Award winning restaurant Tuscan Kitchen and Italian-style market Tuscan Market in Salem, NH will host its 3rd Annual Tree Lighting. Open to kids of all ages, the annual festival will include a visit from Santa, food, drinks and good holiday cheer!   Santa Claus will arrive at 1:00PM at Tuscan Market to greet merry make...

Local community members will have the chance to enjoy some Italian-style Christmas entertainment at Jersey City's Casa Colombo during its seventh Annual Christmas Concert and Sing Along celebration.   Sunday's celebration, scheduled to start at 4 p.m., will feature Michael Aromondo and his Metropolitan Festival Band, an Italian street musica...

650 tonnellate di sabbia dolomitica utilizzata. 460 metri quadrati di area espositiva. Scultori di fama mondiale intervenuti per dare forma e anima all'immenso presepe di Sand Nativity, giunto quest'anno alla 13° edizione (Jesolo, 7 dicembre 2014 – 1 febbraio 2015).   Un viaggio artistico iniziato nel 2002 e capace di portare nella celeberri...

I was fortunate as a child to experience many old world traditions from Abruzzo. My family arrived later to the United States than most Italian Americans. My father came here in 1956 and my mother followed him in 1958. My sisters and I were born in New York.   However, our home was a step back into time, a time of simplicity and of old world...

  WTI Magazine #74    2015 December 11Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   At the beginning of the holiday season, each year on the evening of December 7, the day before the Immaculate Conception, the Umbrian town of Gubbio proceed with the lighting of the biggest Christmas tree in the world. Laid down on the slopes of Mount Ingino, overl...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey held its annual holiday party for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of NJ. Truckloads of toys and gifts were distributed to a record number of at risk children from this program at this year's party by member police officers and volunteers.   Members and volunteers also served pizza, sandwiches, s...

Join Newpoli, Boston's own Italian Folk Music ensemble, for their annual Christmas concert MUSICA DI NATALE: A Traditional Italian Christmas at the YMCA Theatre.   NEWPOLI will perform at the YMCA Theatre in Cambridge (MA) on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00pm. Advance tickets: $13/16. Tickets at the door: $15/20. All ages. Advance tickets...