Public holidays in Italy

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

DateEnglish NameLocal NameRemarks
1 JanuaryNew Year's DayCapodanno
6 JanuaryEpiphanyEpifania
Monday after EasterEaster MondayLunedì dell'Angelo, Lunedì in Albis or more commonly Pasquetta
25 AprilLiberation DayFesta della LiberazioneLiberation of Italy from Nazi Germany, 1945
1 MayInternational Workers' DayFesta del Lavoro (or Festa dei Lavoratori)
2 JuneRepublic DayFesta della RepubblicaBirth of the Italian Republic, 1946
15 AugustFerragosto/Assumption DayFerragosto and Assunzione
1 NovemberAll Saints' DayTutti i santi (or Ognissanti)
8 DecemberImmaculate ConceptionImmacolata Concezione (or just Immacolata)
25 DecemberChristmas DayNatale
26 DecemberSt. Stephen's DaySanto 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:

DateEnglish NameLocal NameRemarks
7 JanuaryFlag Day Festa del tricolore Made a national day by
law no. 671 of 31 December 1996.
27 JanuaryInternational Holocaust Remembrance DayGiorno della Memoria Made a national day by
law no. 211 of 20 July 2000.
17 MarchAnniversary of the Unification of ItalyAnniversario dell'Unità d'Italia Only in 2011 for the 150th anniversary.
4 NovemberNational Unity and Armed Forces DayGiorno dell'Unità Nazionale e
Festa delle Forze Armate
A public holiday from his inception in 1919 up to 1977, this marked the anniversary of the ratification of the Armistice of Villa Giusti between Italy and Austria-Hungary.


  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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