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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Italy 2022-2026

As a Catholic country, Italy also offers an almost complete list of all Christian holidays. Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday are not included here (as in Switzerland, for example), as these fall on a Sunday anyway.

Joseph's Day, Corpus Christi and also Peter and Paul were abolished as public holidays in 1977. Good Friday is well known throughout the country, but it is only celebrated by really strict Catholics.

New Year's Eve is not really a public holiday, but it is celebrated throughout Italy and Germany. On this day most shops are closed from noon at the latest.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

dateholidayLocal name
Jan, 1stNew YearCapodanno
Jan, 6thEpiphanyEpifania
Mar, 19thJosef's Day
Mar, 19thFather's DayFesta del Papà
Apr, 25thLiberation Day of ItalyAnniversario della Liberazione
May, 1stLabor DayFesta del Lavoro
Jun, 2ndDay of the RepublicFesta della Repubblica
Jun, 29thPeter and Paul
Aug, 15thAssumption DayAssunzione di Maria Virgine
Nov, 1stAll Saints' DayOgnissanti
Dec, 8thImmaculate conceptionImmacolata Concezione
Dec, 25th1st Christmas HolidayNatale
Dec, 26th2nd Christmas HolidaySanto Stefano
Dec, 31stNew Year's EveSan Silvestro



Moving Holidays in Italy

holidayLocal name20222023202420252026
Good FridayApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18thApr, 3rd
Easter SundayApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20thApr, 5th
Easter MondayLunedì dell’AngeloApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21stApr, 6th
Whit SundayJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8thMay, 24th
Whit MondayLunedì di PentecosteJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9thMay, 25th
Corpus ChristiJun, 16thJun, 8thMay, 30thJun, 19thJun, 4th

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