Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Christmas Traditions in Rome

“Rome is a top Italian city to visit during the Christmas holiday season and the place where the celebration of Christmas originated. The first Christmas mass was said at the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the earliest known permanent nativity was created for the Rome Jubilee in 1300.

Christmas trees are really not an Italian tradition but are starting to become more popular. In addition to the tree in Saint Peter’s Square, two of the largest Christmas trees in Rome are usually erected in Piazza Venezia and next to the Colosseum. ”

Read more @ http://goitaly.about.com/od/christmasinitaly/tp/rome-christmas.htm

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