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CULTURE: What is Ferragosto?

Date 08.11.2017

Ferragosto is a public holiday in Italy celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15 each year.

It is a religious holiday that also celebrates the middle of summer in Italy. Ferragosto is unique because it also marks the beginning of Italy’s famous summer holiday period when most kids are on school holidays and families, business owners and frankly, most Italians, pack their bags and cars and head to the Italian coast.