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Celebrate: to honor, praise, or acknowledge a person, day, or event with a ceremony


Ceremony: an observance or festive occasion

2007 was the first year celebrating Italian American Heritage Month through Thirty-One Days of Italians. My hope is that, each year, more people will join in the celebrations for each day in October; and each year numerous celebrations will be held throughout America.


October starts with a day to honor Italian immigrants. The links at Contributing to America lead to a variety of Web sites that offer many views of the immigrants. Reading, learning, talking about the immigrants and their experiences, and doing something special in their honor are ways to celebrate.


Thirty-One Days of Italians was created to educate all nationalities not only about the accomplishments of Italians and Italian Americans, but also about Italian culture.

Ideas for celebrating Italian American Heritage Month

Make every day an Italian cultural experience.

Each day, read the description of the person being honored and click on the links to learn more about that person.


Involve family, friends, and business associates in the celebration by sharing what you learn with them.


Get children involved by having them participate in gathering information.


Do an online search to learn about a town or region in Italy that is mentioned. Research its history.


Search for recipes from the town or region to learn about the food. Prepare a recipe.


When learning about the musicians honored, listen to their music. On other days, listen to music from Italy.

Share your celebration ideas.

Copyright 2007-2016 Janice Therese Mancuso
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission except when published with this credit: Excerpt from Thirty-One Days of Italians, 2015 Janice Therese Mancuso.