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