Easter in Italy vs the U.S.: Symbols, Traditions and Food

Every country has their own unique ways of celebrating international holidays, with their individual symbols and traditions. Even countries that share holidays seem to vary in festivities throughout the world. Easter, arguably the most famous Catholic holiday, is celebrated as a joyous occasion in many countries. In the States, we associate this holiday as a […]

The Cultural Impact of the American Super Bowl

Let’s begin with a brief history lesson. Historically, football has always been a favorite American pastime. The first Super Bowl ever was the result of the American Football League and the NFL deciding to merge their two leagues after finding themselves competing for players and viewers. They broadcast their first national championship football game, dubbed the […]

Christmas in Italy vs. the U.S.: How are they different?

How Christmas is celebrated in Italy and how it’s celebrated in America are very similar, and this is due to the influence that North America has received by the nations of the old continent: England, France, The Netherlands and indeed, Italy. Christmas is a Christian event, and both Italy and the U.S. celebrate the birth of […]

Halloween in Italy vs. America

Fall is in full swing: the air is getting crisper, days become shorter, nights become longer, and we are getting ready for hibernation by putting on our fuzzy socks and downloading all of our favorite Halloween themed movies. Well, we in the US, that is. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America meriting […]