The 25th of March marks the Birthday of Venice.
By tradition, the birth of the city of Venice is set to be the 25th of March, 421 AD. That’s when the Church of San Giacomo was dedicated on the small island of Rialto.
The date also handily coincides with the Annunciation.
Of course there were already people living there on the various islands in the lagoon, and fishing, but that was picked as a convenient date to mark when the city really got going.
Venice has many unique culinary traditions different from the rest of Italy. Today, you could go out to a restaurant that specializes in Venetian food, or, try making a Venetian recipe at home. If nothing else, have some nice Italian food and raise a glass of wine to Venice! If you haven’t been there yet, maybe you will someday!
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Resources for today
Venetian ingredients: https://www.lifeinitaly.com/food/venetian-cooking/venetian-food-ingredients/
When in Venice, Eat Like a Venetian (New York Times)
Livesay, Chris. Mayor vows Venice will bounce back from yet another plague as city marks 1,600th birthday under COVID lockdown. CBS News. 25 March 2021. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.cbsnews.com/news/italy-covid-venice-1600th-birthday-coronavirus-lockdown-new-plague/
Venice celebrates its 1,600th birthday without tourists. Deutsche Presse-Agentur. 25 March 2021. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.dpa-international.com/topic/venice-celebrates-1600th-birthday-without-tourists-urn%3Anewsml%3Adpa.com%3A20090101%3A210325-99-969016