Thursday, August 13, 2009

Siamo in Ferie/We're on Vacation!

Well the blog is. I'm still working. Tears.

Last summer was my first in Italy and it blew my mind to see EVERYTHING shut down on August 15th which is Ferragosto.

Ferragosto is a Catholic holiday celebrating the Assumption of Mary. Before christianity it was the day the Roman Empire celebrated the gods, in particular Diana. The word Ferragosto is based on the Latin words for "Holidays of the Emperor Augustus." The month of August gets it name from the Emperor.

I hope everyone has a great vacation.

See you in September.

10 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I never knew the meaning of the word ferragosto. Now it makes sense. Have a great holiday.

Lola said...

I return Tues or Wed, we should hook up for serious granita action.

Lola xx

Lenox Ave said...

Have a great vacation!

Moi said...

have a good vacation! I hope the tears will eventually be ones of happiness!

Monie said...

Enjoy! :-)

Los Angelista said...

Enjoy your vacation! We'll miss you... and oh my goodness, what is WRONG with Americans that we can't learn to shut things down for a bit, too?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Enjoy! I may be too late for you to see this, but have a great time.

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gibber said...

I know you're not checking ZEE blog, but happy birthday!!!

rinaz said...

Have a good vacation :-)