Today, December 8, is the Feast of The Immaculate Conception. In Italy schools are closed and mommies and daddies don’t go to work. Like every year, since I was born, me and my family decorate home and, within a few hours, the magic of Christmas is on.
Like me, many Italians today prepare the Christmas tree and decorate their houses with Christmas lights and ornaments. In Milan, on the other hand, this tradition is set on December 7, in the day of Saint Ambrose – the patron saint of the city.