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Mother's Day in Italy | Print |  E-mail
Written by Larry Aiello   
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 17:59

Rosa Fresca, image by Enrico RubicondoAlthough the tradition of Mother’s Day celebrations has roots back to the Greek and Roman times, it was not until Woodrow Wilson declared it a national holiday in 1914 before it became a modern day celebration. Soon thereafter, it became popular in other countries all throughout the world.

In Italy, it was celebrated for the first time in 1957 by Otello Migliosi of Assisi, in the Tordbetto district. In Italy, as in many countries around the world, the tradition is for children to give little presents to their mothers in honor of mother’s day.


Maternal Proverbs in Italian

La Casa sempre fredda quando manca la mamma

Translation: The house is always cold when mother is not there

All'amore per i figli non c'e' amore che somigli

Translation:  There is no love for her children quite like a mother's




0 #1 Margherita Romeo 2013-05-12 14:33
:-) It was nice to know

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