La Festa delle donne (‘Women’s Day’) is celebrated on 8 March each year. The symbol of the festival is the mimosa blossom which festoons the shops and restaurants. Many women wear a spray of mimosa on their clothing. Usually, the women go out together for a lunch or dinner. Dessert is traditionally Mimosa cake – a wonderful cake layered with creme patisserie and pineapple, then covered in whipped cream and fine cake crumbs that (vaguely!) resemble the mimosa blossom.
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