It’s Friday August 15th and in Italy today we are celebrating a holiday called Ferragosto, the day of the assumption of the Virgin Mary to Heaven. The term Ferragosto comes from the Latin and emperor Augustus was the one to establish this day as a festivity.
I’ve been away from Italy for the past three years, and although I would usually come back to visit my family during the summer these past years, I would always leave before Ferragosto, so for me being here today makes me feel very happy and lucky to be able to spend time with the people I love.
To make this day a bit more fun and special, I’ve decided to attempt making my first French macarons. The first batch came out tasty, but they were still a bit runny and looked raw in the inside, while the second group of meringue looked better, they were bigger and resembled an authentic macaron.
I also decided to share with you the beautiful set of bracelet and necklace with a charm shaped like a heart that my aunt and cousin just gave me as a gift for my graduation. They are so cute that I can’t wait to wear them both!
So in the end my first Ferragosto back in Italy was filled with good laughs, good food and great company. Best welcome back you could ever imagine!