As a family with an extensive Italian heritage, celebrating these cultural days is important, yet for a period of my time it wasn’t. Actually, it was the opposite. During my teenage years I was living in small town that really made me feel ashamed of my culture and my nationality.
When Italian migrants made the courageous decision to move to Australia, they did not just leave behind family and friends but also their cherished traditions. The “Festa del Santo Patrono” – the feast in honour of the Patron Saint – was and still is the most important religious and social event in ones town or village.
Confucius once said, “If you buy a man a fish you will feed him for a day, but if you teach him to fish you will feed him for a lifetime”. Ever since I heard about Expo Milano 2015, this illuminating idea of Confucius has abided with me and still influences me.
Unique promotions for exhibits, cultural events, train and plane tickets: these are only some of the advantages that Milan Expo 2015 has prepared for the Italians living abroad and for all the foreign citizens of Italian origin that will sign up to the “Made of Italians” project.
byMarco Maria Cerbo