‘Tis the Season for Celebrations

December 14, 2018 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Fernbank’s annual holiday-inspired exhibit, Winter Wonderland, features 25 decorated trees and displays highlighting the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions and events from around the world.

DSC_4792 Italy SquareToday’s highlighted display is from Italy. The Christmas season in Italy officially begins on December 8, the day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Throughout Italian cities decorations are placed on the streets as well as in homes. Huge Christmas trees can be found in the main piazza’s along with Christmas markets. The eight days before Christmas are known as the Novena and are filled with carolers singing traditional songs in their neighborhoods. Many Italians head to midnight mass after celebrating their family dinner. The official end to the season is January 6, the day of the Epiphany.

Winter Wonderland is on view daily through January 6, 2019.

Lead support for cultural learning provided by Nissan Foundation.


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