While many Americans are heading back to work as usual, the Easter holiday continues for another day in Italy. Easter Monday is called La Pasquetta and is often spent outdoors with family and friends enjoying good food and the arrival of warmer weather. Yes, in other words, it is a national picnicking holiday. Yet another reason I love the Italians! Jessica from WhyGo Italy explains a bit more about the traditions:
Easter in Italy is traditionally a holiday spent with family, but the Monday after Easter is another story – it’s still a nationwide holiday, and this one is all about hanging out with friends, often gathering for picnics. Easter Monday is called “La Pasquetta,” or “Little Easter,” in Italian. Many cities will hold outdoor events on Pasquetta, including concerts and games.
So dig out the picnic basket and head outdoors today if you can. If you are working, perhaps you can enjoy your lunch outside. Here are a few ideas for your Pasquetta picnic. Enjoy!