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In Rome, the coronavirus pandemic upsets traditions

Europe

Valérie Dupont, correspondent in Rome

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07-12-20 at 10:02 am

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07-12-20 at 10:02 am

In Rome, the coronavirus pandemic upsets traditions

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December 8 is a public holiday in Italy. The feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated throughout the country; Often, on this day, the Alpine regions open the ski slopes and the cities inaugurate the Christmas markets. None of that this year. The Covid-19 upsets the Christmas party and the end of the year at the Vatican and the transalpine boot.

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