14 Apr 2014 Buona Pasqua! Easter Traditions in Italy
One of the most enjoyable occasions in Italy is the Easter celebration. Easter, which is also known as Pasqua in Italian is actually an important tradition in Italy. The holiday symbolizes the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion but, in Italy, Easter is more of a traditional custom than a religious one.
Historically, Easter holiday was marked on every Sunday after the first full moon in spring equinox. Like in other parts of the world, the Italian Easter begins on Good Friday and is celebrated with pomp and festivities all weekend long to Easter Monday, or Pasquetta as the day is known in Italian.