Monday, April 6, 2009

Feste delle Donne

March 8 is a national holiday in Italy for women.   The Feste delle Donne or Festival of Women dates back to factory workers who were fighting for fair treatment.   It’s a day to celebrate, and we had a party at the church to honor women and have an evening out. We enjoyed pizza and an assortment of yummy deserts, followed by games.  There was also a speaker discussing the origins of the day and what it has turned into and how to celebrate as women of God.  Unfortunately, many use it as an excuse to indulge in inappropriate behavior.   We had a good time of food and fellowship, with skits and silly games.