Buon Natale

478-buon-nataleThe Italians always greet you with Buon Natale on Christmas. This greeting may vary depending on the region and local dialect. For example, the Sicilians use Bon Natali to the South or people who reside in the parts of the northern Italian region of South Tyrol speak Ladin and their Christmas greeting is Bon Nadèl or Bun Nadèl. No matter what, the Italians celebrate Christmas and the celebrations start 8 days before the holiday with special Novenas (this is a series of prayers and church services which are performed for nine successive days. Continue reading