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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.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Assumption of Mary Assumption Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
DST ends Daylight Saving Time Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Advent Advent Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Epiphany Epiphany - Three Kings Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Ascension Day Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity