Italian curiosities: why should you keep a piece of panettone to eat in the new year?

Dec 09, 2022 463

Who doesn’t love a slice of panettone at Christmas? The festive, buttery cake may have Milanese roots, but today is famous and loved around the world, so we can really say that it has become an international staple of the season.

There is something, however, related to panettone that is usual – at least for the time being – only in Milan and its surroundings: keeping a slice from Christmas Day to eat on the 3rd of February, when the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Blaise.

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