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Italian death traditions, rituals & beliefs

Italian culture is rich in rituals, traditions, and emotions. These rituals and beliefs influence their views around life, death, and everything in between. It's considered bad luck to speak about the dead following the mourning period, and Italian funerals are large, somber affairs. In all things, Italians believe in togetherness and remembrance.

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By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education