Public Holidays

Public holidays in Italy

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

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

New Year's Eve is not actually a public holiday, but it is celebrated throughout Italy. On this day, most stores are closed by noon at the latest.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

DateHolidayLocal name
Jan. 1stNew YearCapodanno
Jan. 6thEpiphanyEpifania
March 19thJosef's Day
March 19thFather's DayFesta del Papà
April 25thLiberation Day of ItalyAnniversario della Liberazione
May 1stLabor DayFesta del Lavoro
June 2ndDay of the RepublicFesta della Repubblica
June 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 name20232024202520262027
Good FridayApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter SundayApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayLunedì dell’AngeloApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Whit SundayMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24thMay 16th
Whit MondayLunedì di PentecosteMay 29thMay 20thJune 9thMay 25thMay 17th
Corpus ChristiJune 8thMay 30thJune 19thJune 4thMay 27th

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