Public holidays in ItalyAs 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 holidaysNon-statutory holidays are written in gray.
|Jan. 1st||New Year||Capodanno|
|March 19th||Josef's Day|
|March 19th||Father's Day||Festa del Papà|
|April 25th||Liberation Day of Italy||Anniversario della Liberazione|
|May 1st||Labor Day||Festa del Lavoro|
|June 2nd||Day of the Republic||Festa della Repubblica|
|June 29th||Peter and Paul|
|Aug. 15th||Assumption Day||Assunzione di Maria Virgine|
|Nov. 1st||All Saints' Day||Ognissanti|
|Dec. 8th||Immaculate conception||Immacolata Concezione|
|Dec. 25th||1st Christmas Holiday||Natale|
|Dec. 26th||2nd Christmas Holiday||Santo Stefano|
|Dec. 31st||New Year's Eve||San Silvestro|
Moving Holidays in Italy
|Good Friday||April 15th||April 7th||March 29th||April 18th||April 3rd|
|Easter Sunday||April 17th||April 9th||March 31st||April 20th||April 5th|
|Easter Monday||Lunedì dell’Angelo||April 18th||April 10th||April 1st||April 21st||April 6th|
|Whit Sunday||June 5th||May 28th||May 19th||June 8th||May 24th|
|Whit Monday||Lunedì di Pentecoste||June 6th||May 29th||May 20th||June 9th||May 25th|
|Corpus Christi||June 16th||June 8th||May 30th||June 19th||June 4th|