Traditions across Europe-an eTwinning project

“Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, TRADITION and myth frame our response.” (Arthur Schlesinger Jr.)


Filed under: Halloween — Gina @ 11:10 pm

Just to wish you: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Solo per augurarvi: FELICE HALLOWEEN!

Classe 2^B -Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia”- Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia


Two Traditional Romanian Songs Performed by Our Students July 13, 2010

Filed under: traditional songs — LL @ 11:52 pm

The songs below were performed by our 7th graders and were recorded this spring. Our students are wearing traditional costumes. The first video is filmed outside, at a traditional house in Comanesti village, Suceava county.

Liliana&the kids


From the milk to the cheese/ Dal latte al formaggio May 15, 2010

Filed under: School stuff,Typical activities,Typical products — Gina @ 6:31 pm

 In un  piccolo laboratorio caseario si ricavano dal latte alcuni prodotti tipici : formaggio, mozzarelle, scamorze, ricotta.

 In a little cheese factory they make  from the milk some typical products : cheese, mozzarelle, scamorze, ricotta!

La visita / the visit:


Alcune fasi della lavorazione / Some process phases:

View more here and here!

 Classi 1^A e 1^B – Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia” – Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia


Asking for Protection April 10, 2010

Filed under: Religious traditions — ivasil @ 10:20 pm

These crosses are traditionally placed in important places such as in the crossroads, in the fields or by the fountains, as a request for the divine protection related to the activities that take place there. These ones are from an open air museum in Sibiu, except for the last one, which actually was in a field nearby. I like them very much, I hope you will too.


Getting ready for Easter in Italy/ Preparativi di Pasqua in Italia April 3, 2010

Filed under: Easter,School stuff — Gina @ 9:06 pm



Classe 1^B – Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia” – Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia


Getting ready for Easter in Romania

Filed under: Easter — LL @ 3:29 pm



Typical Palms / Palme tipiche March 29, 2010

Filed under: Easter — Gina @ 11:54 pm

Un tempo era tradizione, nel nostro paese, preparare per la Domenica delle Palme, palme particolari intrecciando le foglie di ulivo. Con le nuove generazioni questa tradizione è andata perdendosi e viene mantenuta solo in qualche piccola frazione. La nostra maestra Giuseppina ha portato a scuola dei rami di ulivo e ci ha preparato delle palme usando quell’antica tecnica. Ha fatto così:

  • Ha tagliato da alcuni rametti di ulivo tante coppie di foglioline
  • Ha preso altri rametti e li ha privati delle foglie
  • Ha intrecciato sui rametti nudi con maestria le coppie di foglie preparate prima e le ha fissate ben bene alle estremità
  • Ha decorato tutto con nastrini dorati e.. le nostre palme erano finalmente pronte!

Per quest’anno abbiamo solo guardato, l’anno prossimo le prepareremo noi!

Once upon a time preparing, for the Palm Sunday, particular palms interlacing the olive leaves was a tradition, in our town. With the new generations this tradition has been loosing and is kept only in some little village. Our teacher Giuseppina brought at school some little olive branches and prepared for us some palms using that ancient technique. She made in this way:

  • She cut from some little olive branches many couples of leaves
  • She got other little branches and deprived them of the leaves
  • She interlaced on the naked little branches the couples of leaves prepared first with skill and fixed them well at the ends.
  •  She decorated everything with golden strings and … finally our palms were ready!

This year we only looked at her, next year we’ll prepare them for ourselves!

Guardate il risultato/Look at the result:

Happy Easter to you all!

Classe 1^B – Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia” – Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia