• January 1st à Capodanno/New Year’s Day

New Year is the first day of the year. The Italian tradition involves a series of superstitious rituals for the first year that can be observed more or less closely, like to eat lentils at dinner December 31 to bring prosperity for the New Year.

  • January 6th à Epifania/Epiphany

The Epiphany is a Christian holiday celebrated twelve days after Christmas. In Italian culture, the celebration of Epiphany is accompanied by the tradition of gifts to children place in a sock put next to the fireplace.

  • April 25th à Festa della Liberazione/Italy’s Liberation Day

Liberation Day is a fundamental day for the history of Italy. It has a political and military relevance, as a symbol of the victorious struggle of resistance and the military policy implemented by the partisan forces during the Second World War against the fascist government of the Italian Social Republic and the Nazi occupation.

  • May 1st à Festa del lavoro/Labor Day

The Labor Day is celebrated on May 1 of each year in many countries around the world, including Italy. During this day Italians remember the commitment of the trade-union movement and the economic and social achievements of the workers.

  • June 2nd à Festa della Repubblica/Republic Day

The Italian Republic Day is celebrated on June 2 each year to commemorate the birth of the Italian Republic.

August 15th à Ferragosto/Feast of Assumption of Mary

Ferragosto is a public holiday which falls on 15 August in conjunction with the Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary.