Here’s the tradition: a family picnic for Ferragosto, an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15. My family claim no Italian roots and my Italian friends tell me I can’t even pronounce it properly. Pffft, I sound exactly like this. Anyway, I have no idea why this is the tradition, but it is!
Ferragosto 2012, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny (I blogged about it here). I love that photo of Jamie and I anxiously taking photographs of the food. My family like to reminisce of a time when they were allowed to just eat their food without anyone taking pictures of it first.
Ferragosto 2011, White Gap, Curracloe, Co. Wexford
Both years, the celebrations have coincided with my return to the UAE for a new school year so it’s always been bittersweet. This year, it will make a nice change to not have to say goodbye to everyone afterwards!
€5 has been donated to UNICEF Ireland for the completion of this ‘thing’. Click here if you too would like to donate online.