Festa Della Donna is a festival day dedicated to woman all over Italy, and happens on the 8th March. Just like Mother’s day is big celebration in the UK, so is the Festa Della Donna.
It’s a chance for the men of Italy to show their Woman, their love of their life, just how much they mean to them. And as a token of their affections, they usually give them Yellow Mimosa.
Festa Della Donna has political roots dating back to 1857, World War 1 and the Russian Revolution. It was where various woman took a stand and went on strikes or campaigned for peace and such things. In 1945 the Union of Italian Women announced that March 8th should be the special date that womanhood should be celebrated.
Nowadays the routes of the tradition has been lost with the ages, and it’s more about men showing their appreciation for their better halves. The atmosphere in Italy as you can imagine, is one of marvellous celebrations and often restaurants create themed dinners as well as local festivals and concerts throughout the country.
We think that being in Italy whilst local traditions are taking places, is a much better way to get a feel for ‘real’ Italy rather than the tourist hot spots.
Want to know what it’s like to be a real Italian? Why not bring some Yellow Mimosa’s – the love of your life and experience Italy for real.