Festa Della Donna

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by jmbroekman 2 Comments
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Oggi e la giornata internazionale della donna.

As stated in Wikipedia: it’s a day to remember the social, political, and economic conquests of women, as well as the discriminations and violence that are still in evidence against women in many parts of the world. In Italy the day is celebrated with Mimosa flowers. And, right on schedule, the Mimosa trees are in full bloom. When we were in Rome 4 years ago on March 4th there were mimosa cakes in all the pastry shop windows. I’ve not seen them yet in Foligno, but I’ve not yet been out this morning.

Here’s wishing you a bright sunny day of the women – may we all continue to move forward in creating a peaceful world where equality and justice for all prevails.

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2 Responses

  1. yvonne says:

    We kind of witnessed special festivities in Tarragona Spain where we were that day(Steve,Abby, Brian, Becky and I) The trip was to visit Brian in Barcelona where he is spending the spring semester of his junior year Not too hard to take!

    • jmbroekman says:

      Hi Yvonne:
      Am glad to hear you and the family got to travel to Spain, and get a taste of la festa! We did, in the end, find delicious sweets with which to celebrate.