Events (Gli Eventi)
One of the greatest benefits of membership are the many events that the Associazione Lucchesi nel Mondo organizes.
From the yearly trip to Italy to a dinner for Lucchesi nel Mondo, to the Concerto, to the famous "Just Like Nonna" cooking lessons and a host of other activities, including wine tours and pizza dinners are some of the more sought-after events organized by the association.
Here is a list of our most famous events:
Every September in Lucca there is a festival to celebrate the feast of Santa Croce (Holy Cross). Lucchesi from all around the world (hence, Lucchesi nel Mondo) travel to Lucca to reunite and celebrate this ancient festival. The calendar of events change yearly; however, all events occur around September 13th. Watch this site for the coming year's calendars and photos of last year's attendees.
In early November we celebrate our association's history. It is also a time for us to discuss the state of the association and to elect its leaders. On odd number years, we elect the President and Treasurer and in even number years, the Vice-President and Secretary.
The first Saturday in December we join with one another in bringing holiday cheer. A cookie exchange and
contest for best cookie occurs. The competition is stiff and increases yearly.
Each February/March we host a Carnevale for our members and other Italian-American organizations in the area. Carnevale is traditionally scheduled for the Saturday before Ash Wednesday.
Join us for a monthly get-together where we celebrate our Tuscan heritage through good food and good friends!