And finally Pasqua (Easter)!
The major Italian festa along with Christmas.
The whole family meet for the Mass (even if you are not very observant) and for (surprise surprise) a big lunch.
We eat agnello (‘lamb’)
Carciofi, o carciofi ripieni
and la Colomba pasquale (‘Easter Dove’) the typical cake, now common all over Italy
Children receive uova di Pasqua, ‘Easter eggs’
In Campania they prepare the Pastiera
A rich cake filled with boiled wheat, ricotta, candied fruit, fragrance of orange flowers and spices
In Puglia they have the Scarcella
or Cuddura in Sicily
In Trieste they make the Pinza triestina, a sweet Easter bread
and in Lucca the Pasimata, another type of sweet bread, with raisins and spices.
And nobody worries about leftovers.
PS: The Easter Bunny is not a thing in Italy because… he would end up in a pot with olives and tomatoes…
(See also “I miss feste -1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8″ https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/176-i-miss-feste/