March 24 2021
In Italy, Easter Monday (called Pasquetta, meaning “little Easter”) is celebrated the day after Easter. It is an important holiday in the Christian religion. The custom is for families to get together and enjoy a picnic in the countryside. While children do not hunt for chocolate Easter eggs in the yard, they are gifted large chocolate eggs filled with surprises.
On Easter Day, families typically come together for a meal and share La Colomba. This famous dove-shaped brioche, sprinkled with grains of sugar, symbolizes both peace and the arrival of spring.
According to the Bible, a dove brought Noah an olive branch after the flood, to mark its ending and as a sign of peace between God and men.