Learn Italian words: il Natale in italiano, un’infografica!

 

Learn Italian words: il Natale in italiano
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Superstition ain’t the way

In the neapolitan Smorfia, number 17 stands for 'a disgrazia (the disgrace).

In the neapolitan Smorfia, number 17 stands for ‘a disgrazia (the disgrace).

Being Italians, we should quote Eduardo De Filippo instead, whose opinion was that “essere superstiziosi è da ignoranti, ma non esserlo porta male” (literaly: “Being superstitious is a sign of ignorance, but not being superstitious brings bad luck”).

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“Any given Christmas” in Italy, part 2

A few days ago we posted an article about an hilarious viral video-parody of Christmas in Italy seen by the most famous italian movie directors. The clip turned out to be part of a viral campaign about a new Christmas comedy called, surprise surprise! “Ogni maledetto Natale”.

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“Any given Christmas” in Italy

The popular satirical youtube channel The Jackal has published Ogni maledetto Natale, an hilarious video about the (sometimes infamous) tradition of Christmas movies in Italy, parodying famous movie directors such as Sergio Leone (Il buono, il brutto e il cattivo), Paolo Sorrentino (La grande Bellezza), Gabriele Muccino (L’ultimo bacio), Vittorio De Sica (Sciuscià, Ladri di biciclette), the Vanzina Brothers (sadly renown for their incessant production of cinepanettoni) and Stefano Sollima (Romanzo Criminale, Gomorra).

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Christmas shopping in Italy is definitely not only about consumerism

Candy heaven in Genova.

Candy heaven in Genova.

Starting from the last week of November, the holiday season in Italy is enhanced by the Christmas Markets, a chance for everyone, both tourists and locals, to make purchases of all kinds and to enjoy the atmosphere of Christmas, away from the cold and shiny standardization of big malls and chain shops, in which every Christmas seems completely identical to the past years’ one (and usually starts around October).

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