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Monday, December 31, 2012

Auguri di Buon Anno - Happy New Year



   Health and Happiness to you all for 2013

Italians are well known for their love of festivals and celebrations and New Year’s Eve is no exception. December 31st is known as La Festa di San Silvestro', the feast of St. Sylvester, a fourth-century pope. It is a time for a large meal traditionally with ones family, but also besides eating it is a time to party with  family and friends.  Lentils are traditionally eaten as part of the meal because they symbolize money and good fortune for the coming year, as the spiced sausage called Zampone to promise a good quality of life for the coming year. After the meal, people often gather in the local piazzas to await the coming of the New Year. At midnight, there are often fireworks displays and the celebrations last well into the night.  
In Roma the festivities are centred around the Piazza del Popolo as can be seen in this video.  Capodanno 2012 - Roma - Piazza del Popolo


Thankyou to all my wonderful blogging friends for your Christmas greetings and kind words of appreciation.   May 2013 be a great Blogging Year for readers and writers alike. Please consider if you are interested in Travel, Photography and Books following my other blogs in 2013, as your encouragement helps me keep motivated to continue.   LindyLouMac's Book Reviews,  Travel Tales,  LindyLouMac's World in Photos.

33 comments:

  1. FELIZ 2013 e quando morei aí,estive na festa aí nessa Piazza! beijos,chica

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  2. Happy New year to you and your family, enjoy the celebrations!

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  3. New year's greetings to you and all Italy!

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  4. Happy New Year Lindy!
    Merry belated Christmas too
    I am wishing you all the best
    warmly hug

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  5. Hi Linda. I always love hearing about all the Festivals that take place in Italy, and thank you for sharing them with us. Wishing you and David a happy and healthy new year, filled with joy.

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  6. Sending best wishes to you Lindy, and looking forward to seeing more photos from Italy in 2013.

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  7. Happy New Year and very best wishes for 2013.

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  8. Lentils and spiced sausage sound so delicious!! Especially on a chilly New Year's Eve. :-) Wishing you an absolutely wonderful New Year, dear Linda, and really hoping your husband feels so much better soon. XO

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  9. Linda, Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  10. Happy New Year to you. I've enjoyed having a little glimpse into your world and getting to know you.
    Ann

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  11. Happy New Year to you too Lindy.
    It has been nice knowing you.
    May the new year brings prosperity and much awaited goodness for you and your family :)

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  12. wishing you and yours a wonderful 2013 Linda. I have enjoyed a snapshot of life in Italy through your blogs this year, and will certainly be back through 2013. And I thank you also for your support. As you say encouragement makes us continue! hugs to you Linda.

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  13. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  14. Happy New Year to you and yours, hope it is a really good one for you. Thanks for sharing your life with us all. xx

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  15. Happy New Year. Wish you a wonderful 2013.

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  16. Happy New Year Linda. All the best for 2013 :-)

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  17. Very best wishes to you and may 2013 be happy and healthy! Xcat

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  18. Perfetto. Aggiungo anche l'uva, che qui in Italia, al pari delle lenticchie, simboleggia e augura denaro per il nuovo anno. Tanti tanti auguri di salute e felicità!
    Dona

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  19. Happy New Year! I knew when I came to your blog that there would be a celebration information on your post. Italy seems like such a wonderful, festive place!

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  20. Happy New Year Lindylou! I hope it will be filled with all good things. I love your sparkly flashing sign...very glam! I have loved communicating with you over this past year, and look forward to the next.
    I must say, I do love all these traditions and festivals the Italians have. I think it helps to connect the generations.
    Lots of love to you, Linda xx

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  21. Happy New Year, Lindylou! xo Ginger

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  22. Hello, Lindy! Buon anno e felice 2013!

    I stumbled across your blog through Laura Fabiani and I stumbled upon hers when I was looking for ideas for my personal project (The Italian Reading Challenge).

    I'm already 4 months into learning the beautiful language and the more I build a relationship with it, the more in love I am with it... Haha!

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  23. My dear friend
    Many thanks for your wishes!
    I wish yoy from my heart a very Happy new year, with love and blessing for your family!
    Many kisses

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  24. Thank you for all you have shared this past year. Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year with lots of happiness and good health.
    Hugs and all the best in 2013!

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  25. Ownerable Admin nice sharing about New year thanks for providing.
    McDesert Safari

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  26. I always enjoy visiting your blog. Thank you for your visits to me through the year. Best wishes for health and happiness in the New Year!

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  27. Happy New year my friend! I've always loved your blog and it looks like I am finally able to comment again! I'm wishing you the very best year ahead! My next door neighbors are spending Christmas AND New years in Italy! Wish I was there, too! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  28. Happy New Year y'all~
    Wishing you only the best in 2013.

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