Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

Archive for Our Roots/Le nostre radici

Meaning and origins of the “Quarantana,” a symbolic character of the Lent traditions.

Meaning and origins of the “Quarantana,” a symbolic character of the Lent traditions.

Posted On: March 24, 2016

One of the most strange and traditional symbolic characters of Lent is the “Quarantana” (literally meaning forty days), [...]

A carnevale ogni scherzo vale!

A carnevale ogni scherzo vale!

Posted On: February 07, 2016

Così afferma un vecchio ritornello tramandato di generazione in generazione, che annuncia l’arrivo di una delle feste più [...]

Christmas Dinners, Italian Americans and Etiquette

Christmas Dinners, Italian Americans and Etiquette

Posted On: January 12, 2016

During the holidays, many images passed before me on the computer screen.  I’m sure you’ve seen them too.  [...]

IL TEATRO DEI PUPI (PUPPET THEATER)

IL TEATRO DEI PUPI (PUPPET THEATER)

Posted On: December 05, 2015

As generations of Italian-Americans pass away, with them go the traditions that may never be replicated again.  One [...]

Celebrations of Italian Identity

Celebrations of Italian Identity

Posted On: April 29, 2015

Celebrations of Identity All over the United States celebrations of Italian identity are being held every single month [...]

A Cherished Memory – Easter in the Land of My Ancestors, Molfetta (Bari), Italy.

A Cherished Memory – Easter in the Land of My Ancestors, Molfetta (Bari), Italy.

Posted On: April 01, 2015

When I reached 40 years of age, I started to witness changes in physical appearance, marital status and [...]

La Festa di Sant’Agata a Catania

La Festa di Sant’Agata a Catania

Posted On: February 19, 2015

Per me civitas Catanensium sublimatur a Christo: “Attraverso me, la città di Catania è innalzata a Cristo”. È [...]

For the Cuisine of Europe, and a lot more… Thank Columbus

For the Cuisine of Europe, and a lot more… Thank Columbus

Posted On: February 01, 2015

We have much to thank Columbus for, although in the U.S. there seems to be a trend to [...]

Food! Glorious food! Italians are what they eat.

Food! Glorious food! Italians are what they eat.

Posted On: January 13, 2015

Many of us have just celebrated the Christmas holidays and have tasted the delights of the season. Of [...]

Italians and Music – Perfect Together

Italians and Music – Perfect Together

Posted On: December 22, 2014

Italians and music; they are inseparable.   Throughout the millennia Italians have been devoted to music and their love [...]

At the Italian American Museum, Presepio Napoletano

At the Italian American Museum, Presepio Napoletano

Posted On: December 21, 2014

Photography by Anita Sanseverino Presepio on loan from Federazione delle Associazione della Campania USA Photo exhibit by Anita [...]

The Italian Christmas

The Italian Christmas

Posted On: December 12, 2014

It’s the Christmas season in America and the craziness has begun.  Stores are decorated with the customary red [...]