ACTVITIES FOR THE 1ST MEETING IN TURKEY (SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012)
GAMES…….. THE LITTLE STATUES
BALL TO THE WALL
CHRISTMAS ACTVITIES (DECEMBER 2012)
LOGO’S ACTIVITIES (January 2013)
PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS INSPIRED BY LOCAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS (February 2013)
ACTIVITIES FOR THE 2NDMEETING IN GREECE(MARCH 2013) GAMES
EASTER ACTIVITIES Easter is one of the most important religious festival in Italy. It’s the greatest solemnity of Christian liturgical year. Churches celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In our country it’s a movable feast (always from the 22nd March to the23 rd April). The name Easter, in Italian language “ Pasqua, comes from the Latin word “Pascha” that comes from the Greek word “Paskha” and this last one from the Hebrew word “Pesah”. All these words mean “passage” that is to say the passage from an old life to another new one. Easter feast begins the Sunday before Easter Sunday. That day is named Palm Sunday. Children cross the sbreets holding palms or olive branches (symbols of peace) in their hands before going to the churches for the blessing of the palms. That is to remember the entrance of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem and the welcoming of the crowd.
The Thursday before Easter Sunday is also an important day. Churches remember the Last Supper and priests wash the feet of 12 children or adults, in memory of Jesus Christ and his disciples.
Good Friday (the Friday before Easter Sunday) is a national holiday, so people donâ€™ t work or school. Churches remember the Passion and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and we have special services in each region of Italy. In our small town, Santa Margherita di Belice, lots of young and old people take part to a living miracle- play. Here you can see some photos.
Easter Sunday is a special day for us because itâ€™s the day of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The memory of this event give us trust to go on in our earthly life and, first of all, hope that weâ€™ ll continue to live next to our God after the death.
People make typical traditional sweet named “cicio” during the Holy sweet in Sicily. They’re with dried figs stuffing
Lamb is an Easter symbolizes the sacrifice of the body and the blood of the Christ. People usually eat roast lamb with potatoes or boiled vegetables on Easter lunch.
Pastry-shopsâ€™ windows are full of sweet Paschal lambs
And Easter dove- cakes
Eggs are also a symbol of new life and re-birth. Shops begin to sell Easter eggs some weeks before Easter Sunday. On Easter Sunday children receive chocolate eggs or paint boiled eggs and they have an Easter egg hunt in the houses
People usually send and receive a lot of cards. We put them all around the house.
This feast ends on Easter Monday (the Monday after Easter Sunday).Families usually go to the countryside or to the beach to spend a quiet thoughtless day. They have various omelettes , grilled meat and sausages with different salads, bread with cheese and olives, sweets and fruit. They drink typical wines and play traditional outdoor games.
ACTIVITIES FOR THE 3RD MEETING IN ROMANIA GAMES