header

Browse our Calendar!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
7
9
13
14
15
16
18
19
Date : Sunday, 19 August 2018
22
26
27
28

Italy - Republic Day

European Days and Weeks
Date: Saturday, 02 June 2018

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.

 

Address
Italy

 

Map


 

All Dates


  • Thursday, 02 June 2016
  • Saturday, 02 June 2018
  • Friday, 02 June 2017

Powered by iCagenda

International Master in European Studies
DAY PROGRAMME - 17 September - 13 December 2018
International Master in European Studies
Evening & Weekend Programme - 18 September 2018 - 31 January 2019
EU Events partner - Corporate Odyssey
Organising your event in Brussels? Come and discover EU Events' new partner!
Young Diplomats Forum - Kuala Lumpur
3rd - 7th september 2018