Sunday, November 18, 2018

Italian National Holidays

Bernini, Apollo and Daphne,
Galleria Borghese, Rome

These are the Italian National Holidays:

  • January 1st, New Year’s Day
  • January 6th, Epiphany
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • April 25th, Anniversary of Italy’s liberation
  • May 1st, Labor Day
  • June 2nd, Anniversary of the institution of the Republic
  • August 15th (Ferragosto), Assumption
  • November 1st, All Saints
  • December 8th, Annunciazione
  • December 25th, Christmas
  • December 26th, St Stefano.

Furthermore each city celebrates their own saint/s, as for example, Rome celebrates Saints Peter and Paul on 29th June, while Milan celebrates Saint Ambrogio on 7th December.

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