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 » Geography Europe Italy

Christmas Day was first declared a national holiday in the year 1870. Christmas was celebrated in many nations before this date, but these celebrations were typically limited to the upper class in each society. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

The United States Congress declared Nov. 11 Armistice Day on May 13, 1938. This national holiday was made to commemorate the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, and it was dedicated to world peace and honoring the soldi... More » History Modern History US History
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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 » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

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 » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism

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 » World View Social Sciences

Some of the most common foods eaten in Italy include cheese, pasta, rice, cured meats and vegetables. Food choices in the country also vary by region. More » Geography Europe Italy