This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Italy. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

March 19 Tuesday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. March 19th in Italy and Bolivia

April 19 Friday Good Friday Observance

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

April 25 Thursday Liberation Day Public holiday

National Italian holiday commemorating the end of Nazi occupation of the Country during World War II and the victory of the Resistance.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

June 2 Sunday Republic Day Public holiday

The Italian National Day commemorates the institutional referendum after which Italy became a republic in 1946.

August 15 Thursday Assumption of Mary Public holiday

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday St Stephen's Day Public holiday

The Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Italy in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Italy. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

March 19 Tuesday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. March 19th in Italy and Bolivia

April 19 Friday Good Friday Observance

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

April 25 Thursday Liberation Day Public holiday

National Italian holiday commemorating the end of Nazi occupation of the Country during World War II and the victory of the Resistance.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

June 2 Sunday Republic Day Public holiday

The Italian National Day commemorates the institutional referendum after which Italy became a republic in 1946.

August 15 Thursday Assumption of Mary Public holiday

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday St Stephen's Day Public holiday

The Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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