La Festa della Donna

 

When I lived in Italy I celebrated, for the first time, La Festa Della Donna (International Women’s Day).  The Italians were so surprised by the fact I had not heard of the celebration, that it was not a common celebration in the United States, especially because the celebration came about after events in New York City in the early 1900s.   The celebration has finally become more celebrated here in the U.S., rightly so!

 

 

If you want to learn a little more about the history of International Women’s Day, read this article.  In Italy, everywhere you go on the 8th of March you will see bouquets of Mimosa given to women.  To learn more about the tradition of handing out mimosa, you can read this article!  And, if you want to read a fun article about how the Italian women have their cake and eat it too...check this one out!

 

But, most importantly, what are you going to do to celebrate this undeniably, very important holiday?  If you don’t have plans yet, you could prepare a feast to appropriately celebrate.  Check out this article with featured recipes for the celebration.

 

Remember to share your best wishes with all of the women that have been and are so important in your life!  Viva la Donna!  

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