Coming to Italy: save the date

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Since most of the tourists don’t know which festivities are celebrated in Italy, here there is the month by month list, counting only the national holidays (the ones in bold) and the legal ones, even if they are not widely celebrated and people don’t have the day off from work.

According to your interests, find the right month when to go to visit the country!

Keep in mind that those ones are the most important and celebrated in every regions. According to the place you want to go, you will be able to check on the internet to see if there are any festivals. Some of them will deal with food, others with traditions, others with local Saints. Italy is a country where people like to remind their origins, in order to let their children and sons or daughters know what means being Italian.

January
1 – New Year’s Day
6 – Epiphany
27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February

(dates always change) Carnival
14 – Valentine’s Day

March
8 – International Women’s Day
19 – Father’s Day
24-25 – Open Monuments Weekend
(date always chance, it can also be in April) Good Friday
(date always chance, it can also be in April) Easter Sunday
(date always chance, it can also be in April) Easter Monday

April
1 – April Fool’s Day
(date always chance, it can also be in April) Good Friday
(date always chance, it can also be in April) Easter Sunday
(date always chance, it can also be in April) Easter Monday
25 – Liberation Day
May
1 – International Workers’ Day
2nd Sunday of the month: Mother’s Day

June
2 – Republic Day
August

15 – Assumption Day

September

October

31 – Halloween
November
1 – All Saints Day
2 – All Soul’s Day

December

8 – Immaculate Conception
24- Christmas Eve
25 – Christmas Day
26 – Saint Stephen’s Day
31- New Year’s Eve