Italy holidays 2015

Steeped in history, Italy offers tourists some of the most incredible sights and experiences. The rich architectural heritage, great food, fashion culture and people leave a long lasting impression. The holidays too are celebrated in a charming manner. Here is a useful list of Italy Public holidays 2015:

Name Date Remarks
New Year’s Day January 1 An important holiday and Festival
Epiphany January 6 In memory of the arrival of the Magi
Easter Monday April 6 La Pasquetta
Anniversary of Liberation April 25 Commemoration of War of Resistance
Labor Day May 1 Day to celebrate worker’s rights
Republic day June 2 Commemorates the institutional referendum
All Saints November 1 Honoring Catholic saints and martyrs
Christmas Day December 25 Grand celebrations
St. Stephen’s Day December 26 Feast of St. Stephen

Enjoy the tradition and culture of the country by travelling as per the above 2015 calendar Italy.

New Year’s Day – Thursday, January 1

Amongst all 2015 Italy Holidays, this day is one of the most important ones. It is a time to celebrate with many age old New Year traditions such as dancing, fireworks, public music and attending midnight mass.

Epiphany – Tuesday, January 6

This is a Christian feast that is celebrated on the 12th day of Christmas. The holiday season that starts with Christmas and lasts past this feast. As per tradition children wake up and find presents delivered by Befana or Santa Claus.

Easter Monday – Monday, April 6

As a favorite among Italy Holidays 2015 the people celebrate it with relatives, family and friends. All types of traditional food are prepared on this day and wine is of course present during all meals.

Anniversary of Liberation – Saturday, April 25

This holiday was started to honor the memory of the war of liberation or the war of resistance that took place during the Second World War.

Labor Day – Friday, May 1

On any day there is a popular Concert del primo Maggio organized in Piazza San Giovanni in Rome by labor unions. The concert’s popularity is evident by the 30,000 people attending it every year.

Republic day – Tuesday, June 2

On this day people remember the fall f fascism and all types armed forces are seen taking part in parades. Thereafter a wreath is placed on tombs of Unknown Soldier.

Christmas Day – Friday, December 25

In Italy the Christmas celebrations last for almost 12 days till Epiphany. There are a few feasts even before Christmas that are worth being a part of. On Christmas Eve families eat a meatless dinner before attending midnight mass.

St. Stephen’s Day – Saturday, December 26

This is an extension of the Christmas holiday as in memory of martyr Saint Stephen. In many other countries like England, it is celebrated as Boxing Day.

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