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Liberation Day

National Holidays in Italy National Holiday in Italy

Rome, Italy

When is Liberation Day?

How long until Liberation Day ?
This holiday next takes place in 143 Days.
Dates of Liberation Day
Year Weekday Date
2018 Wednesday April 25th
2017 Tuesday April 25th
2016 Monday April 25th
2015 Saturday April 25th
2014 Friday April 25th
Duration
1 Day
Local Name
Festa della Liberazione
Summary
Celebrates the liberation of Italy by Allied troops at the end of the Second World War

Celebrated on 25 April, Liberation Day (Anniversario della Liberazione or Festa della Liberazione) commemorates the liberation of Italy by Allied troops at the end of the Second World War.

History of Liberation Day

The holiday is intended to honour all those who died during the war, from soldiers fighting overseas to civilian victims.

The lives of those who served as partisans in the Italian Resistance who fought Mussolini's troops as well as the Nazis are especially honoured.

How is Liberation Day Celebrated?

The day is marked with gatherings in towns across Italy. The celebrations may range from marching bands to political rallies to music concerts.

It has been a public holiday in Italy since 1946.

A popular tradition is the singing of the folk song 'Bella Ciao', a tale of a partisan who died for Italian freedom, whose only wish was to be buried in the mountains under the shadow of a beautiful flower.

On the day, whilst some tourist places remain open, municipal attractions such as museums, and monuments will be shut and public transportation may run a reduced service.


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