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Italian Thanksgiving

Italians living in Italy do not celebrate Thanksgiving as we do here in North America although they do have many holidays called La Festa del Ringraziamento (or Festival of Thanks), which refer to a variety of religious holidays held throughout the year to honor patron saints. Italians that have emigrated to North America have certainly embraced Thanksgiving and in their own unique way made it their own. Italians love any holiday that brings together friends and family (and of course food!), and every family of Italian heritage has their own unique traditions to celebrate this traditionally North American holiday. As well as the expected turkey and side dishes most Americans are familiar with, an Italian Thanksgiving here in North America will often also include an antipasti (or a few), a pasta or soup course, as well as many different traditional sweets to complete the meal.  

Even though the menu is different, the principles of Thanksgiving will remain. Harmony and kindness are virtues that will always be a part of every Thanksgiving dinner, no matter the culture. Also an Italian Thanksgiving and an American one will certainly have one thing in common, there's going to be lots of food!

I always make lasagna for Thanksgiving


And yes, a turkey too


And save room for dolci (dessert). My favorite.

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