Women's Day and St Joseph's Day Rome

By Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012

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March in Rome has two special days: one for him and one for her. Neither of them are official holidays but in some parts of Italy and Rome in particular, they are popular days to celebrate. March 8th is International Women’s Day and in Italy this is known as Festa della Donna. The symbol of the day is the mimosa flower, the bright yellow version. In the first week of March you’ll see buckets of them at all the flower stalls and on March 8th itself you’ll see everyone carrying them. It’s not just a day for romantic gesture like Valentine’s Day, but is a day when everyone gives women flowers: mothers, sister, friends and all. Lovely.

Later in the month it’s the guys’ turn. March 19th is Saint Joseph’s Day, Festa di San Giuseppe...

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Photo courtesy of Alberto Salguero Quiles via Wikipedia.

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