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The fire rooster cometh
East Asians celebrate New Year on January 28, and for the Chinese, it’s the most important holiday of the year. Leaving windows and doors open and lights on all night is said to bring good luck; fireworks and firecrackers scare away evil spirits.
Sadly, Naples bakes its zeppole di San Giuseppe just once a year, on March 19, Saint Joseph’s Day (hence their name), when you can sample these tasty treats on informative food tours of the old town’s local specialty shops. At least stockfish, pizza napolitana and limoncello, the local lemon liqueur, are available all year round. Buon appetito!
Mickey Mouse, 90 and the first cartoon star, is one of the cast of characters featured in The Art of Storytelling at CaixaForum (17 July – 11 Nov) with original drawings and storyboards from the Disney Studios.