Holidays in January
1st - New Year's Day
It marks the start of the year, according to the Gregorian calendar.
6th - Epiphany
This national holiday is based on the story of the three wise men (or kings), offering Jesus presents of frankincense, myrrh and gold.
Holidays in March
Around Equinox - Easter Day
This national holiday in Italy is set around the time of the March Equinox to memorialize Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death.
Holidays in April
First Monday after - Easter Monday
This national holiday in Italy is celebrated on the first Monday after Easter.
25th - Liberation Day
It marks the fall of Mussolini's Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945.
Holidays in May
1st -International Workers' Day /May Day
This national holiday is to honour the labour union movement’s economic and social accomplishments.
Holidays in June
2nd - Republic Day
It is also known as Festival of the Republic. It is observed to honour the day when Italians voted to close down the kingdom in 1946 so their country could become a republic.
Holidays in August
15th - Assumption Day/Ferragosto
It is also known as Assumption of Mary in Italy. It is celebrated to respect Catholic belief that God acquired the body of Jesus’ mother Mary into paradise at her death.
Holidays in November
1st -All Saints' Day
Also known as Festa di Tutti i Santi, it cooperatively commemorates all of the Catholic saints.
Holidays in December
8th - Immaculate Conception
It is also known as Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Italy. It venerates the Catholic Belief that Jesus’ mother Mary was graced by God to lead a life “free of sin.”
25th - Christmas Day
It is celebrated to memorialize Jesus’ Birth.
26th - St. Stephens Day
This national holiday in Italy is also known as Feast of St. Stephen. It is celebrated to pay tribute to St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr.