Italy’s National & Public Holidays

DATE

HOLIDAY

ITALIAN NAME

6 January Epiphany Epifania
Monday after Easter Easter Monday Lunedì dell’Angelo, Pasquetta
25 April Liberation Day Festa della Liberazione
1 May Labor Day Festa del Lavoro
2 June Republic Day Festa della Repubblica
15 August Ferragosto/Assumption Day Ferragosto and Assunta
1 November All Saints’ Day Tutti i santi (or Ognissanti)
8 December Immaculate Conception Immacolata Concezione
25 December Christmas Day Natale
26 December St. Stephen’s Day Santo Stefano

 


 

TIPS:

  • Tourist attractions, restaurants & markets may have adjusted hours of operation or may be closed.
  • MANY places of business are closed during August around the holiday of Ferragosto.  Larger cities are less affected.
  • 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).
  • 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.

 

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