As in other countries with a long history of Christian tradition, Easter is one of the two most important religious festivals in Italy, rivaling only Christmas in terms of cultural significance. First instituted by early Christians at around the second century C.E., the Easter holiday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after he was crucified in Calvary. Although Easter this year falls on the 20th of April, this isn’t always the case because it is a moveable festival based on the Christian liturgical calendar. The date varies every year (from March 22 to April 25), but it is always held on a Sunday. In Italy, Pasqua, as Easter is called, is a national holiday, but the Monday that follows it is also a holiday and is called Pasquetta or Little Easter. The Italian celebration of Easter is marked with joyful festivities and feasts, a stark contrast […]
"I wanted to let you know that we had a dream vacation in Italy!"
Everything went extremely well. We really liked all the hotels we stayed in. Thanks again for all the recommendations and the detailed planning you did for us. We are back in the USA now and we will always cherish our time in Italy.
Raymond Huber (Cranberry Township, PA)
Custumized Vacation, June 2013