Festa di Ferragosto by American Italian Renaissance Foundation

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Thursday, August 15, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Join the American Italian Cultural Center for a light Italian summer dinner paired with three classic Italian cocktails in celebration of Ferragosto!

Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated annually on August 15 in Italy which coincides with the Assumption of Mary. The celebration however, pre-dates the Catholic church and actually dates back to the Emperor Augustus in 18 B.C. The name "Ferragosto" comes from the Latin “Feriae Augusti” – the festivals of Augustus. 

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SOURCE: American Italian Renaissance Foundation

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