In Italy, to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8th, men give to women the mimose.
However.. Do you know why, of all the types of flowers , the mimosa was the one chosen as the “typical gift” for this special day?
As you can perfectly see, the flowers of the mimosa are very bright and cheerful! They look very delicate, but they are actually very strong! Just like women!
Its fame as the symbol of Women’s Day is also linked to many important historical events:
In 1946, the U.D.I. (Unione Donne Italiane = the Union of Italian Women) was looking for a flower that could represent the first Women’s Day, after the war. The choice was almost forced: the mimosa is one of the few plants that blooms at the beginning of March. Moreover, it had the advantage of being very cheap given the situation oh the period.
If you want to learn more about Italian traditions and cultures, take a look to our culture courses!
Are you ready for the Valentine’s day? Or do you still need to organize something for the one you love, but have no idea of what to do?
Well.. Like every year, in Florence there is the possibility to enjoy the day of love with a lot of sweetness! This romantic city offers in fact in piazza Santissima Annunziata a very special event totally dedicated to sweetness!!
The traditional event opens his gates tomorrow in Florence!
From April 23rd to May 1st the Fortezza da Basso will be the place to go for a journey through tasty flavours, handmade objects and the best of local and international artisans.
Every year a foreign country is the special guest and it’s Brazil’s turn this time: in its reserved areas the country of next Olympic games will show you its best thanks to food pavillons, shows and events.
The opening times are the following:
Every day from 10am to 10:30pm
(on the last day early closing at 8pm)
All information on the official website
Here’re our tips to enjoy the fair at its best 😉
avoid April 25th and May 1st: they’re national holidays in Italy, so the risk of overcrowding are pretty high. Moreover the last day happens to be mostly a dismantling day for most international exibithors so you might not be able to see some of them properly
use lunchtime to see the pavillons while many visitors will be eating, and enjoy an early lunch when food pavillons will not be crowdy yet, so to avoid queueing
get there in the afternoon, enjoy a first look to the exibithors and dine inside the fair, then after dinner might be the occasion to get again in the pavillons and complete your shopping
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