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Finally the festive season has arrived bringing the much-loved Christmas markets: here is where to find ours.
Few things evoke the atmosphere of the holidays like Christmas fairs do: lively, boisterous, bringing colours and sounds and unmistakable scents to the city. Strolling among the stalls is not unusual to see old friends or engage in long conversations with strangers. Like all markets, the Christmas fairs are places of exchange, but with something extra that makes them special.
Some of them directly concern us because groups of friends and supporters of AMU organize them. They are different markets but united by the same goal: to share the joy of Christmas with those who are in need, either close to us or the other side of the world away.
From December 8th to 11th there will be a market in Pignataro Maggiore (Campania, Italy) organized by Together for the Unity of Peoples. There will be put up for sale products from the areas of central Italy hit by the earthquake. The opening hours will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the event will be repeated from 16th to 18th December and then again from 23rd December to 8th January.
On December 10th the AMU group of Scarlino (Tuscany, Italy) will set up a stall in Piazza Agresti, in front of Scarlino Scalo’s Coop store. For sale there will be household linen and knitwear, all prepared by the volunteers of the group. The proceeds will benefit the earthquake victims.
On December 16th in Agno (Ticino, Switzerland), the Choir group ” Note di Dono ” will organise a Christmas market at the elementary school of the village. The proceeds will be donated to the Nest project in Pakistan.
The 20th, 21th and 22st December Palestinian handicrafts will go on sale in Trieste (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy), Piazza Sant’Antonio, as in previous years. The proceeds of the market will go in part to help Palestinian families in need and partly for Burundi projects supported by the AMU headquarters in Trieste.
Thank you in advance for the volunteers engaged in these initiatives and to those who will stop at our stalls!
«This little book that I wrote recalls my childhood memories, which took place between the city of Milan, where I lived and the countryside of Pula, where my grandparents lived, says the author Enrica Sgariboldi. Above all I wanted to tell my grandchildren and other children what life was like once. The book takes place in 1959.”
Enrica decided to donate the proceeds of the book to AMU and in particular to the Chance for Tomorrow project in Egypt.
It is not the first time that the author of a book devotes the proceeds to an AMU project: an original way to share their talents. Thank you so much Enrica!
The event is scheduled for December 15th at 5 p.m. at the Council Chamber of the City of Castelmassa.