Ever wonder what Christmas celebrations are like in another country? We did! That is why this December we are going to be studying Christmas celebrations in different cultures for our Christmas countdown. We are calling it the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World. Today is day 6, and it’s all about Christmas in Italy!
The 12 Days of Christmas Around the World
Day 6: What is Christmas like in Italy?
Verse of the Week
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
First Things First
- Read Luke 1:1-56
Christmas in Italy
Christmas in Italy is celebrated over several weeks and is considered by some as the top place to visit during the Christmas season as Italians like to do things up big, including Christmas!
Since Italy is a more religious country that most, you will not find many Santa Clause decorations. Instead, you can appreciate their many Christmas concerts, religious celebrations and more traditional Christmas décor including a lot of nativity scenes.
Below is the first song Italian children learn to sing at Christmas time.
Books About Christmas in Italy
- Christmas in Italy by Jack Manning
- The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie dePaola
- Merry Christmas, Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
- A Christmas Adventure in Little Italy by James Doti
- Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani
- Nonna Tells Me a Story: Lidia’s Christmas Kitchen by Lidia Bastianich and Laura Logan
Copywork to Share
- Copy the following Bible verse onto some Christmas stationary, and share it with a friend or family member as an early Christmas present.
You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. Luke 1:31 (NIV)
- Play the Candy Pool Logic Game
Want to participate in the entire 12 Days of Christmas Around the World? You can check out all the posts rights here on the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World home page. Be sure to pin it while you are at it so you can refer back to it year after year!