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What Real Italian Americans Do on Sundays #ItalianHeritageMonth

by Maryann Pisano on October 3, 2016


Everybody seems to love Sundays. It’s the day of the week where families can relax and gear up for the week ahead. Italian Americans take pride in their Sunday traditions. For my family, we relish in the feel of Sunday.

Every Sunday, my family and I always goes to Mass at a church downtown.  We like to go to 11 a.m. Mass. After Mass, we all go back to my grandma’s house in Norridge. We drink wine and my grandma cooks up a storm for all of my aunts, uncles and cousins. She makes pasta, neck bones, “gravy,” homemade meatballs and sausage.

We all sit down for dinner together around 4:00. Then, we usually sit around the table and talk about the week ahead.

Being Italian American, this is a very sacred tradition that my family and I all love. We hope to keep it for several generations.

-Giuseppe, 30, Chicago

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