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Italians celebrate many holidays, including international, national and religious holidays. The major holidays include New Year's Day (January 1), Epiphany (January 6), Easter/Liberation Day (April 25), Labor Day (May 1)... More »

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On November 26, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November would be a day of giving thanks. This proclamation was made during the Civil War. Lincoln wanted a national day of recognition to giv... More »

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In the United States of America, Easter is not a federal holiday. Easter is a holiday celebrated primarily by Christians, the largest religious group in the United States. Therefore, although it is not legally recognized... More »

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Most Italians celebrate Christmas based on Christian traditions, and the celebration lasts for eight days. The celebration starts eight days before Christmas day and it continues until the day after the Feast of Epiphany... More »

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Although Amerigo Vespucci was one of the first explorers to encounter present-day Brazil, the country celebrates no official holidays in his honor. Including Christmas and New Year's Day, Brazil has 13 nationally-observe... More »

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The term "Italian" is used to describe a nationality or ethnicity and is not a term that pertains to race. It is impossible, therefore, to place all Italians into one racial classification, since the population is compri... More »

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One of the most identifiable European countries on the world map is Italy, due to being shaped like a boot. Italy's peninsula is surrounded on three sides by water. The country has the Adriatic Sea on the east side, the ... More »

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