BENVENUTI A TUTTI - WELCOME EVERYONE!
Pandola Learning Center will host its 10th annual FERRAGOSTO CELEBRATION at CANTON WATERFRONT PARK, 3001 Boston Street in Baltimore from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
CELEBRATE WITH US! Italian music, dear friends & family, and of course - food! A true festa all’italiana!!!
$5 donation admission benefits Pandola Learning Center.
- PICNIC BASKETS
- A COVERED DISH TO SHARE
- BLANKETS, BEACH CHAIRS, UMBRELLAS
- PLEASE NO GLASS BOTTLES OR CONTAINERS
With questions or for more information, email Rosalie Ranieri (email@example.com) or Rosalinda Mannetta (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HISTORY OF FERRAGOSTO
Annually celebrated on August 15th in Italy, FERRAGOSTO may well be considered the height of the Italian summer. Many Italians still take their summer vacation around this date, with the cities emptying and the beaches (spiaggie), mountains (montagne), and parks (parchi) filling up.
Ferragosto coincides with the Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary and dates back to the era of Roman Emperor Augustus. Several festivals took place during the month of August to celebrate the harvest; in 18 BC, Augustus introduced ‘Feriae Augusti’ to connect the harvests and provide a longer period of rest afterwards since harvesting including intense agricultural labor.
The popular tradition of taking a trip at Ferragosto was introduced in the second half of the 1920s and was established as a national holiday by Mussolini. This initiated the process of vacationing in August, when most of Italy shuts down. The tradition continues with Ferragosto being a true celebration of summer.