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Italy - Republic Day

European Days and Weeks
Date: Sunday, 02 June 2019

Venue: Italy

Republic Day, also known as Festa della Repubblica in Italian (Festival of the Republic), is a national holiday in Italy on June 2 each year. It celebrates the day when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy in 1946 so their country could become a republic.

Republic Day Italy

What Do People Do?


Republic Day is a day off work for many people in Italy. Events include:
  • Official ceremonies.
  • Military parades.
  • Laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, inside the Altare della Patria in Rome.


Outside Italy, many Italian diplomats in embassies celebrate this day worldwide.

 

Background


 On June 2, 1946, many Italians voted in a referendum to rid of the monarchy and for the country to become a republic. The public was hostile to the monarchy, which had supported Benito Mussolini’s rule. Around that time, the Italian royal family was also exiled from Italy.

Symbols


Each year, a wreath is laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Republic Day. The tomb, which also has an eternal flame, was added to the one of Italy’s largest national monuments, Altare della Patria(Altar of the Fatherland), on November 4, 1921. However, the tomb, which was designed by sculptor Alberto Sparapani, was not completed until 1924.

 

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All Dates


  • Thursday, 02 June 2016
  • Thursday, 02 June 2022
  • Wednesday, 02 June 2021
  • Tuesday, 02 June 2020
  • Sunday, 02 June 2019
  • Saturday, 02 June 2018
  • Friday, 02 June 2017

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