Public Holidays

Public holidays in Italy

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
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 name20222023202420252026
Good FridayApril 15thApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rd
Easter SundayApril 17thApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5th
Easter MondayLunedì dell’AngeloApril 18thApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6th
Whit SundayJune 5thMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24th
Whit MondayLunedì di PentecosteJune 6thMay 29thMay 20thJune 9thMay 25th
Corpus ChristiJune 16thJune 8thMay 30thJune 19thJune 4th

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