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L’Immacolata: Italy’s December 8th Holiday for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8th is a public holiday in Italy, known locally as L’Immacolata. The holiday celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Businesses, schools and government office all close in order to honor the Virgin Mary (la Madonna), the mother of Jesus who is thought to be free from sin according to Catholic tradition. In Rome, […]