The Italian Embassy in Vietnam will offer Vietnamese people an experience of Italian Christmas at Casa Italia ( 18 Le Phung Hieu Street , Ha Noi) at 6pm on December 20.

Maestro Ton That Triem and his choir will sing typical Italian Christmas Carols, the most popular of which is Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle (You Descend from the Stars).

Afterwards VivereVietnam, a project by Italian language and culture teachers, will introduce some Italian Christmas practices and typical dishes served on the occasion of the festivity.

The highlight of the event will be the official unveiling of the Christmas tree and crib prepared by VivereVietnam and Vietnamese students from various universities and institutions. The meaning of these objects in Italy will also be explained.

The evening will be closed by drinking toasts with spumante (Italian champagne) and tasting panettone, the centrepiece of Italian Christmas dessert.-VNA