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Holidays & Observances in Italy

Italy is a south European peninsula in the Mediterranean. It is one of the most important countries in the world to western history. Both the Roman Empire and the Renaissance movement were born in Italy and have greatly affected the rest of the western world. This is particularly true in the arts. From Italian Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo di Vinci, to musical geniuses such as Vivaldi and Verdi Italians have made a huge mark on every form of art. Today Italians excel in the modern world while maintaining a strong connection to their past. Roman Catholicism is almost the exclusive religion of Italy. It even finds its home base in the Vatican City, which, although not technically part of Italy, is located in Rome. Religious holidays are celebrated universally throughout the country. Today Italy is probably best known for its world renowned food and wine, so no holiday celebration would be complete without them.

 

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Advent Advent Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Liberation Day Liberation Day Italy National, Federal, Bank, Public
Liberation Day Liberation Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Ascension Day Ascension Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Republic Day Republic Day Italy National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day Republic Day Italy National, Federal, Bank, Public
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs