SICILIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: In the past on the 13th De...
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">SICILIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS:</span></div><div><br></div><div>In the past on the 13th December people put the Nativity scene with shepherds wich symbolized the most popular jobs. Aroud the Nativity scene people said a loud rosary and sing the Christmas songs. They usually played with tombola or cards.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">GASTRONOMY:</span></div><div><br></div><div>Sicilian people love food and they have always prepared delicious dishes such as: caponata, peperonata, aubergine's roulade, fried artichoke or cardoon or broccoli, and pasta and lasagne.</div><div><br></div>
<div>THE 24th DECEMBER:</div><div><br></div><div>In te past people didn't celebrate Christmas Eve as they do nowdays,because a lot of people worked. Today we usually go to church and (exchange) give gifts to much other and love a traditional dinner eating "sfincione" (is a kind of "pizza" with onions, tomato sauce and anchovies), we usually eat "buccellati" and a sails of "cassata".</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
<div>THE IMMACULATA:</div><div><br></div><div>The "Immaculata" was an important day beacuse people started to prepare their soul and their houses to Christmas. During all day every family decorated their house and prepared Tree's Christmas with colurate balls or little decorations and on the Tree's tip there was shooting star.</div><div>Today this is a normal day and people not always spend their time with their families. Traditional people sometimes organize in this day a big lunch with friends and family.</div>
<div>CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS:</div><div><br></div><div>Christmas decorations in the past were always important, they were made by mum or grandmather realized with natural and simple material, for example wood or glass, sometimes christmas's tree were decorated with candies and biscuits. Today Christmas decorations are in economic material and they don't have nothing of past decorations.</div><div><br></div>

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