Musicians from Mebansville and Trackside Bottle Shop are gathering to celebrate Worldwide Pasta and Politics Weekend starting Friday.
The Worldwide Pasta and Politics Weekend is a 78-year-old tradition stemming from the Italian celebration of Pastascuitta Antifascista. On July 25, 1943, Prime Minister Benito Mussolini was dismissed from his post in Italy, marking the end of the regime of the National-Fascist Party. When news of Mussolini’s fall reached the town of Campegine in north-central Italy, a spontaneous celebration erupted with the Cervi family throwing a huge pasta party with their neighbors.
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“The pasta arrived in the town square in large boxes of milk, served with copious amounts of butter and cheese, and with a clear political message, as the white culinary toppings contrasted with the politicized black of the militia shirts. local fascists, and the heavy use of dairy products flaunted the food bans that the fascist regime had imposed on Italian households during wartime, ”said a press release on this weekend’s event.
The annual celebration spread throughout Italy and beyond, eventually making its way to Mebane.
July 23, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Trackside Bottle Shop, located at 103 W. Center St ,. Mebane, will host Pastasciutta Mebanese with live entertainment by musicians from Mebanesville. Participants do not need to bring pasta or even a snack, but a donation to the local pantry is encouraged.
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“Just bring a friend and maybe a contribution to the local pantry, as the popular Center Street bistro and their Mebanesville music partners celebrate the best of community and music in downtown Mebane,” says the communicated.
For more information on the event, visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/events/939490820164806.
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