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Public holidays in Italy

The following days are public holidays in Italy:[1]

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
1 January New Year's Day Capodanno
6 January Epiphany Epifania
Monday after Easter Easter Monday Lunedì dell'Angelo, Lunedì in Albis or more commonly Pasquetta
25 April Liberation Day Festa della Liberazione Liberation of Italy from Nazi Germany, 1945
1 May International Workers' Day Festa del Lavoro (or Festa dei Lavoratori)
2 June Republic Day Festa della Repubblica Birth of the Italian Republic, 1946
15 August Ferragosto/Assumption Day Ferragosto and Assunta
1 November All Saints' Day Tutti i santi (or Ognissanti)
8 December Immaculate Conception Immacolata Concezione (or just Immacolata)
25 December Christmas Day Natale
26 December St. Stephen's Day Santo Stefano

In addition each city or town celebrates a public holiday on the occasion of the festival of the local patron saint: for example, Rome - 29 June (SS. Peter and Paul), Milan - 7 December (S. Ambrose).[2] In South Tyrol, the holiday is instead on Whit Monday (which is also a public holiday in North Tyrol and the rest of German-speaking Europe).

Public holidays and local saints' days are not transferred when they fall on a weekend. The number of working days given over to public holidays therefore varies year by year.

The following days are not public holidays, but are nevertheless established by law:

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
7 January Flag Day Festa del tricolore Made a national day by
law no. 671 of 31 December 1996.
27 January International Holocaust Remembrance Day Giorno della Memoria Made a national day by
law no. 211 of 20 July 2000.
17 March Anniversary of the Unification of Italy Anniversario dell'Unità d'Italia Only in 2011 for the 150th anniversary.
4 November National Unity and Armed Forces Day Giorno dell'Unità Nazionale e
Festa delle Forze Armate
Victory over Austria-Hungary in 1918.
Was a public holiday until 1976.

References

  1. ^ "Festività nazionali in Italia" (in Italian). Italian Embassy in London. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Festività nazionali in Italia" (in Italian). Governo Italiano - Dipartimento per il Cerimoniale dello Stato. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
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