Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Ferragosto, August 15th, is a national holiday. This year it fell on a Thursday, encouraging people to take the following day off from work to enjoy an extended weekend. But the entire week of Ferragosto finds many offices and stores closed. In Sicily the post office is closed afternoons for the entire month.
What this means is that life here doesn't get back to normal - whatever "normal" is - until September, which this year begins on a Sunday. Welcome to our world.
Posted by Vincenzo Salerno at 11:59 AM