Wednesday, 3 December 2008

New Year's Day in Italy

On New Year's Eve, families and friends get together for a huge party. The dinner includes:

“Cotechino” (a large spiced sausage ) or “zampone” (stuffed pig’s trotter ) and lentils symbolizing money and good fortune for the coming year.
In the bigger city you can find music and dancing.There is a unique tradition to light petards and fireworks. The New Year is also celebrated with Itaian sparkling wine. Don't forget to wear your red underwear in the New Year. They say it will bring you luck in the coming year!!!

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