Florentine New Year,

March 25 and March 28

Editorial Staff
March 11, 2010

New Year's in March? That's right. Until 1582, Europe rang in the New Year on March 25, the Feast Day of the Annunciation. In 2000, the Capodanno Fiorentino was reinserted into the calendar of traditional Florentine events. The city now celebrates the Florentine New Year on the Sunday following March 25, which this year is March 28, with a historic procession from the Palagio di Parte Guelfa to the Basilica of Santissima Annunziata. The day continues with a mass, live music, exhibits and a lively market in the piazza. Call 055/2768037 or click www.comune.fi.it.

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