Public holidays in Italy
|Date||English name||Local name|
|1 January||New Year’s Day||Capodanno|
|Monday after Easter||Easter Monday||Angel Monday, Albism Monday|
|25 april||Liberation Day||Liberation Day|
|1 May||International Workers’ Day||Labour Day (or Workers’ Day)|
|2 June||Republic Day||Birth of the Italian Republic, 1946|
|15 August||Ferragosto/Assumption Day||August and Assumption|
|1 November||All Saints’ Day|
|8 December||Immaculate Conception||Immaculate Conception (ou simplement Immacolata)|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
|Boxing Day||Saint Stephen’s Day||Santo Stefano|
In addition, each city or village celebrates a holiday on the occasion of the feast of the local patron saint: for example, Rome – 29 June (SS Peter and Paul), Milan – 7 December (S Ambrose). In South Tyrol, the holiday tends to be Whit Monday (which is also a holiday in North Tyrol and the rest of the German-speaking world).
Public holidays and local saints’ days are not carried over if they fall on a weekend. The number of working days that fall on public holidays therefore varies from year to year.
The following days are not public holidays, but are nevertheless fixed by law:
|Date||English name||Local name||Comments|
|7 January||Flag Day||Festa del tricolore||Made a national day by|
Law No. 671 of 31 December 1996.
|27 January||International Holocaust Memorial Day||Giorno della Memoria||Made a national day by|
Law No. 211 of 20 July 2000.
|17 March||Anniversary of the Unification of Italy||Anniversary of the Unification of Italy||Only in 2011 for the 150th anniversary.|
|4 November||National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day||National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day||This date was a public holiday from 1919 to 1977 and marked the anniversary of the ratification of the Villa Giusti Armistice between Italy and Austria-Hungary.|