Father’s Day and Women’s Day in Italy
– Italian Cultural Events

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The month of March is a special one in Italy. As in the rest of the world, on March 8 we celebrate women… But in Italy March 19 is also a very special day because it’s Father’s Day.

In this Listening and Comprehension exercise we will talk about these two celebrations because, overwhelmed as we are by the huge number of yearly anniversaries, holidays and celebrations, it’s easy to forget their true meaning.

This podcast is in 100% Italian – spoken at a slower pace, in clear and authentic Italian. It has been designed specifically as a Listening and Comprehension exercise to help you improve your Italian. Download the bonus PDF for some super useful learning resources, including the full transcript and great comprehension exercises.

Italy Made Easy Podcast is a language learning tool, not just yet another podcast.
It is a great way for you to work on your Italian Listening and Comprehension skills.  

Don’t just listen to this Episode as you would any other Podcast in your native language! 
You are here to improve your ability to speak and understand Italian, and you will if you use these resources strategically.

Below are clear and simple instructions on how you should use these learning materials.


  • Read the TRUE/FALSE questions below; they will help you focus on the main points you need to listen out for.


  • Listen to the audio once. Don’t focus on trying to understand every single word and sentence.
    The aim is to get the overall meaning. What is Manu talking about?
  • Listen to it again and see if you can pick out the key words and find the answers to the questions as you listen.
  • Listen to the audio as many times as you need – the more you listen the more you will understand. Try and identify words that you don’t know the meaning of and look them up.
    The most important thing is that you listen more than once!

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Here are your TRUE/ FALSE Comprehension questions.

You will find the answers to these questions and even more questions in the Bonus PDF.


1. La pubblicità fatta dai media ci aiuta a ricordare le ricorrenze
Advertising by the media helps to remind us about annual special occasions

2. La Festa della Donna è una festa tipicamente italiana
Women’s Day is a typically Italian celebration

3. Nei secoli fino ad oggi il ruolo della donna è molto cambiato
Over the centuries up to today the role of women has changed a lot

4. Alcune donne credono che la parità con gli uomini non esista davvero
Some women believe that true equality with men does not exist

5. Tutte le donne italiane festeggiano l’8 marzo con entusiasmo
All Italian women celebrate March 8 with much enthusiasm

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