Holidays in Italy

National holidays and some local Roman celebrations


The following is information on holidays observed throughout Italy as well as some only in the city of Rome.


1 January

New Year's Day

6 January

Epiphany - this marks the end of the Christmas/New Year's holidays.

March/April

Easter Monday - in Italy, the Monday following Easter is a holiday.

25 April

Liberation Day.

1 May

Labor Day.

2 June

Republic Day.

29 June

Feast of Saints Peter & Paul (only in Rome) - celebration of Rome's patron saints.

15 August

Feast of the Assumption (Ferragosto) - second only to Christmas, this is one of Italy's most important holidays.

1 November

All Saints' Day.

8 December

Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

25 December

Christmas - during the Chirstmas holidays in Rome you can enjoy concerts in many of Rome's churches, most free of charge as well as a stroll through the stands set up at Piazza Navona.

26 December

St. Stephen (Santo Stefano)- the day after Christmas is also a holiday in Italy.