"What's that green wreath in autumn?" Top 5 Page for this destination Siena Local Custom Tip by Trekki

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  Happy graduation :-)
by Trekki

During all my travels in Italy, I have never been there mid November and so this was new to me. We saw a lot of young people in elegant nice dresses and some had a green wreath on their head. Obviously celebrations were going on. Claudio, one of my teachers, told me that these were the celebrations going on after finishing university – Laurea. And the wreaths are what the newly graduates get, together with flowers and other gifts. The wreath is said to symbolise wisdom. A cute custom I think.

© Ingrid D., December 2010.

Website: http://www.festadilaurea.org/

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  • Updated Dec 5, 2010
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