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150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby pink67 » 16 Mar 2011, 09:03

I want to point to you all that tomorrow here in Italy we'll celebrate the 150° anniversary of the birth of the "Italia Unita"
150 years ago, on March 17th, 1861, Italy became a nation...

http://www.iluoghidellamemoria.it/area_ ... 1861-2011/

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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby oilman19 » 16 Mar 2011, 09:15

UN ANNIVERSARIO MOTTO FELICE
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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby Squigy » 16 Mar 2011, 20:48

That's right! I forgot, I knew it was coming up. Thanks for reminding me.

150th anniversary......that's a big one!
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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby Tessa78 » 16 Mar 2011, 22:02

Buon 150 anni!

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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby liviomoreno » 17 Mar 2011, 08:15

Viva l'Italia

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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 17 Mar 2011, 08:47

Happy Birthday Italia!
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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby oilman19 » 20 Mar 2011, 13:01

I spent the day (March 17) telling people about this wonderful anniversary.
I told those of Italian heritage and others. I even told a woman who emigrated to U.S. at the age of 14 and still communicates with family back in Italy. Not one person knew anything about this great event. :cry:
I informed the vice president of the Italian club where I am a member and he announced it last night at our St. Patrick's day dinner dance. It received a nice response particularly from the Italians who still have roots in Italy. :)

I am curious. Was this a big event in the homeland? Or, was it just another day that was marked on the calendar.
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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Mar 2011, 16:07

oilman19 wrote:

I am curious. Was this a big event in the homeland? Or, was it just another day that was marked on the calendar.


Check this out...
http://news.discovery.com/history/italy ... 10317.html

And this...
http://www.blogfromitaly.com/italy-cele ... this-week/

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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby oilman19 » 20 Mar 2011, 20:16

I'm happy to hear that it was a recognized and celebrated holiday in Italy.
Those sites were very interesting.

Thank you T.
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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby pink67 » 20 Mar 2011, 20:48

Jim,
it was a celebrated day , schools and offices closed and celebrations in many towns...
This is the official spot of the Ministero della Difesa that we saw on TV :

http://www.youtube.com/user/ministerodifesa

Laura

p.s. I never saw so many italian flags at the windows of many houses like in these last days... except when Italia won the Mondiale di Calcio :wink:
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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Mar 2011, 21:44

This is the official spot of the Ministero della Difesa that we saw on TV :

www.youtube.com/user/m...terodifesa


Loved that TV spot, Laura!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby oilman19 » 21 Mar 2011, 00:58

I didn't even see it on our international news channels.

I am so pleased that is was recognized appropriately in the mother land. Wish I was there.

Thank you for that nice TV spot.
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Re: 150 years of united Italy - National Day March 17, 2011

Postby pink67 » 21 Mar 2011, 07:34

Prego :D
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