Front view of happy senior couple with face masks indoors at home at Christmas, taking selfie.
Italy’s COVID-19 restrictions for the Christmas festivities have left out of the picture the exact number of people allowed to take part in home dinners and gatherings to celebrate and toast to a brighter 2021.
On the other hand, citizens are requested to stick to partying with family members or relatives living under the same roof – aka, the usual people one sees each day. It’s not a rule, as authorities are well aware they can’t force anything inside private homes, let alone the exact number of revelers. Nor can police control what happens in each single Italian dwelling.
It’s just a strong recommendation, an appeal, to keep out of their house grandparents, friends, distant relatives, boyfriends and girlfriends that aren’t partners already living together.
It’s a blow to the traditional, wild celebrations Italians are accustomed to.
Crazy couple celebrating new year eve wearing chicken and dinosaur t-rex mask – Young trendy people … [+] having fun drinking champagne and listening music with vintage boombox – Absurd and holidays concept
But then again, will a simple recommendation be enough to squeeze some good sense into the minds of many people who can’t wait to party, eat, drink and spend a few carefree days around the Christmas tree, singing and dancing?
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