Public Holidays

Public holidays in Italy 2021-2025

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.

holidayLocal namedate
New YearCapodannoJan, 1st
EpiphanyEpifaniaJan, 6th
Josef's DayMar, 19th
Father's DayFesta del PapàMar, 19th
Liberation Day of ItalyAnniversario della LiberazioneApr, 25th
Labor DayFesta del LavoroMay, 1st
Day of the RepublicFesta della RepubblicaJun, 2nd
Peter and PaulJun, 29th
Assumption DayAssunzione di Maria VirgineAug, 15th
All Saints' DayOgnissantiNov, 1st
Immaculate conceptionImmacolata ConcezioneDec, 8th
1st Christmas HolidayNataleDec, 25th
2nd Christmas HolidaySanto StefanoDec, 26th
New Year's EveSan SilvestroDec, 31st

Moving Holidays in Italy

holidayLocal name20212022202320242025
Good FridayApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Easter SundayApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Easter MondayLunedì dell’AngeloApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21st
Whit SundayMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8th
Whit MondayLunedì di PentecosteMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9th
Corpus ChristiJun, 3rdJun, 16thJun, 8thMay, 30thJun, 19th