A Neapolitan Christmas in Anacapri Italy

While some people enjoy the cold and snowy weather during the Christmas holiday, there are also many people who like to get away to where it is warm during the holiday season as well.  If you are one of those individuals then you may want to consider visiting the beautiful island destination of Anacapri.

Located on the Island of Capri, in the city of Naples, Anacapri celebrates Christmas in the traditional Neapolitan way.  This is a bit different from some of the other traditions you will find around the world, but it is a worthy celebration for sure.  Whenever you decide to visit somewhere else in the world for the holiday season you want to be sure that there will be a celebration to participate in if you are used to celebrating Christmas, and the traditions of the Neapolitan holiday are definitely festive enough to satisfy even the most exuberant Christmas lover.  Before arriving in Anacapri for your Neapolitan Christmas celebration, though, you may want to know what to expect so that you can join in on all of the celebrating.

  • The Length of the Holiday Season – Since the holiday season in Anacapri Italy follows the Neapolitan holiday schedule, you can expect the holiday to last from the 8th day in December to the 6th day in January.  This is particularly long for a holiday celebration, but you definitely will not see anyone complaining, particularly children.  If you want to be in on all the holiday action you may want to consider staying in Anacapri for an extended amount of time.
  • The Neapolitan Nativity Scene – It is important to know that the nativity scene plays a very important role in the Neapolitan Christmas tradition.  These scenes begin to be built on the very first day of the holiday season, and are displayed until the last day.  You will find that multiple scenes will be displayed throughout the city.  The nativity scenes have always been more important than Christmas trees, and you will find that they are displayed by most families.  A walking to tour to see them all is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.

There are many other unique Christmas traditions that are part of the Neapolitan celebration, but these are the biggest differences.  Aside from knowing these traditions you can pretty much just sit back and enjoy your Neapolitan Christmas in Anacapri.

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