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Festa di Ferragosto
August 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Celebrate the Italian holiday, Ferragosto with the American Italian Cultural Center. Join us for an evening of food, friends, and fun!
Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated annually on August 15 in Italy which coincides with the Assumption of Mary. The celebration however, pre-dates the Catholic church and actually dates back to the Emperor Augustus in 18 B.C. The name “Ferragosto” comes from the Latin “Feriae Augusti” – the festivals of Augustus. The first Feriae Augusti probably celebrated a military victory, but became a day of relaxation after planting and harvesting. Today, Ferragosto is the culmination of summer vacation. Italians travel to beaches or mountains to escape the heat of the city.
AICC Member tickets: $20
General Admission tickets: $25
Tickets include unlimited pizza, salad, snacks, and soft drinks as well as a ticket for gelato. There will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages.
RSVP by 5:00 pm on August 10.