National Holidays in Italy

Dates to Diarise and Make the Most of your Leave!

There are 12 official national holidays in Italy. On these public holidays you will find that shops, Banks and other public offices will be closed. Museums can be opened for shorter hours and public transport could be running a limited

Here's the list... don't forget that Easter dates change year by year!

Date English Name Italian Name
1 January
New Year's Day


6 January


Movable each year
Easter Sunday


Monday after Easter
Easter Monday

Lunedì dell'Angelo, Pasquetta

25 April
Anniversary of Liberation
End of World War II in Italy, 1945

Festa della Liberazione

1 May
Labour Day

Festa dei Lavoratori

2 June
Republic Day
Birth of the Italian Republic, 1946

Festa della Repubblica

15 August
Ferragosto/Assumption Day

Ferragosto / Assunzione

1 November
All Saints

Ognissanti / Tutti i santi

8 December
Immaculate Conception

Immacolata Concezione

25 December
Christmas Day


26 December
St Stephen's Day

Santo Stefano

The following days are not public holidays anymore; however they might be celebrated or not depending on the region:

Date English Name Italian Name
19 March
Saint Joseph's Day

Festa di San Giuseppe

2 November
Day of the Dead

Giorno dei morti

4 November
National Unity and Armed Forces Day

Giorno dell'Unità Nazionale e Festa delle Forze Armate

As well as the above holidays, each town celebrates the feast-day of its patron saint, which is different from town to town.

National Holidays in Italy

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