Traditionally celebrated in Italy , marking the mid of summer and the end to working in the fields. It was first started by the Romans calling it ” Feriae Augusti” August Rest( after Emperor Augustus),and they celebrated and grave praise to the gods-in particular Diana.
Over time the Catholic Church has adopted this date as a Holy Day of Obligation, to commemorate the Virgin Mary.Now as days Italians take a short holiday usually around the peak day of the Perseid meteor shower. This year its August 12th! Activity has already started and last until the 24th of August.
Ferragosto has become a day of feasting and celebrating for those in Italy so start preparing yourself for August 15th. With the United States Ferragosto is also celebrated on the 15th of August-So see what events are taking place near you or in your local ” Little Italy.”
Grab what you can that’s red, green, and white and add little accents every you can!
Two- Pepper Bruschetta, tomato, mozzarella and basil platter, italian bread sticks, grilled vegetable antipasto, and apple and prosciutto sandwhiches ,Fritto Misto, spagetti with marina, penne with meat, smoked bacon minestrone, fresh pesto and basil, Tiramisu
( San Diego )
” When in Rome” a night as a roman citizen, this cocktail function will be one you won’t want to miss if you have never celebrated ferragosto before. Hosted at Amici Park, there couldn’t be a better venue to meet friends and make new ones.
Try-out some of San Diego’s best Italian restaurants, such as: Cupid’s Catering, Bencotto, The Glass door, Toast, The Big Easy, Sogno Divino, Trattoria Tiramisu, and mush more.
( New York )
Ferragosto in Brazil , where Italy meets Brazil in New York. Make your way to the Eden Bar celebration
( New South Wales )
The City of Canada Bay’s 13th annual Italian festival, Ferragosto will be held from 10am-4pm on Sunday, 15 August on Great North Road, Five Dock.
Get with the VIBES and see what’s happening in your area for Ferragosto 2010 or plan your own event!