What is 'Happy Halloween' when translated from English to Italian?

"Happy Halloween!" in English is Buon Halloween! or Felice Halloween! in Italian. The scary holiday tends to retain its English loan name status to differentiate it from the religious, same-date observance of "All Hallows Eve" (Vigilia d'Ognisanti). The respective pronunciations will be "BWO-nal-...

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What are 2 unique customs or traditons of Italy?

Italians value family life so they love visiting friends and relatives to develop close relationship networks. Majority of Italians are Roman Catholics. In funerals the Italians light candles which remain lit throughout the wake, friends and relatives say their prayers and condolences in front of...

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How do Italians celebrate Halloween?

Italians celebrate Halloween quite similar to the way Americans celebrate Halloween. They dress up and go trick or treating, however, it is not as popular of a holiday there as it is in the US.

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What is the Italian translation of the English feast of 'All Saints' Day'?

Ognissanti and Tutti i Santi are Italian equivalents of the English feast of "All Saints' Day." Specifically, the Italian word ognissanti combines the feminine/masculine adjective ogni with the masculine plural noun santi. The word ogni means "each, every." The word santi means "saints." The pron...

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What costumes are worn for Ferragosto?

Farming, horse-racing, and religious clothing are the costumes which are worn in Ferragosto. The masculine singular noun references August 15th as festive, holiday time. The date signifies re-enactment of agricultural and equestrian events throughout Italy and San Marino or respect for the assump...

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What types of Italian celebrations are there?

The Italians have many celebrations. They include the feast of the seven fishes, Easter, Christmas, and Valentines Day.

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