18 March 2011

A very important day, related freebie at the bottom

Yesterday was a really important day. It was A.'s birthday and we are preparing a big party for him tomorrow afternoon at the local playground. I really hope the weather will be fine tomorrow, as we had quite a lot of rain during the last week. We are crossing our finger. I still need to prepare some sandwiches with ham and cheese, some with nutella and some with salami. We will also serve some jam-krapfen and pizzette, not to mention the birthday cake. 
I will be quite busy.
Yesterday was important also because it was the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. We had Italian flags hanging everywhere and ceremonies were held in every city or little town. There was one also at our elementary school. The kids wore green, white and red t-shirts to form a flag and they all sang the national anthem, L'inno di Mameli.
They learned it at school last week. It was a beautiful ceremony. The local police corps: polizia, carabinieri, firemen etc stood there, in front of the children, showing off their full dresses.  This way children can recognize them and learn to trust them for the future. 
A. is still singing the anthem all day long.......
I'm gonna post a video of the anthem at the end of the post.
The layout I'm showing off today is a fantasy one. 
I love reading spirituality books and my last one was about the coming of the Crystal and Indigo children in our world. This book inspired me and I created this LO.

Bubbles by Rena Designd  rena_element_CU_free (4)
Sky by Marzia's Place
Grass by marsh grasses by WammyP
Overlay By Scrap U. JH-DP_Swirl01

For the freebie I decided to create a flag to honour my country my way, it is a personal use freebie as usual, shadows are only on the inside so you can set them according to your LO.

The download link is hidden in the post as usual, if you download my stuff please take time to leave a little love, is always appreciated.

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As an info I posted a little video from You Tube about the Italian Anthem.
Have fun!

Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Text:

Fratelli d'Italia
L'Italia s'è desta,
Dell'elmo di Scipio
S'è cinta la testa.
Dov'è la Vittoria?
Le porga la chioma,
Ché schiava di Roma
Iddio la creò.
Stringiamci a coorte
Siam pronti alla morte
L'Italia chiamò.

Noi fummo da secoli
Calpesti, derisi,
Perché non siam popolo,
Perché siam divisi.
Raccolgaci un'unica
Bandiera, una speme:
Di fonderci insieme
Già l'ora suonò.

Uniamoci, amiamoci,
l'Unione, e l'amore
Rivelano ai Popoli
Le vie del Signore;
Giuriamo far libero
Il suolo natìo:
Uniti per Dio
Chi vincer ci può?
Stringiamci a coorte
Siam pronti alla morte
L'Italia chiamò.

Dall'Alpi a Sicilia
Dovunque è Legnano,
Ogn'uom di Ferruccio
Ha il core, ha la mano,
I bimbi d'Italia
Si chiaman Balilla,
Il suon d'ogni squilla
I Vespri suonò.

Son giunchi che piegano
Le spade vendute:
Già l'aquila d'Austria
Le penne ha perdute.
Il sangue d'Italia,
Il sangue Polacco,
Bevé, col cosacco,
Ma il cor le bruciò.
Stringiamci a coorte
Siam pronti alla morte
L'Italia chiamò.


1 comment:

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Mar. 19, 2011. Thanks again.