Public Holidays in Italy 2019

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Tue : New Year's Day

Sun : Epiphany

Mon : Easter Monday

Thu : Feast of St Mark

  • In 828, relics believed to be the body of St. Mark were stolen from Alexandria by two Venetian merchants with the help of two Greek monks and taken to Venice
  • States: Venice

Thu : Liberation Day

Sun : Sardinia Day

Wed : Labour Day

Sun : Republic Day

  • Italy became a nation on March 17 1861, when most of the states of the region and the two Sicilies were united under king Victor Emmanuel II

Mon : St. John the Baptist Day

Sat : Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Mon : Feast of St Rosalia

Thu : Ferragosto

  • Ferragosto is a popular summer holiday in Italy that marks the Feast of the Assumption but has its roots in Ancient Rome

Thu : Feast of St Gennaro

Fri : Feast of St Petronius

  • Saint Petronius was bishop of Bologna during the fifth century. He is a patron saint of the city. Born of a noble Roman family, he became a convert to Christianity and then a priest
  • States: Bologna

Fri : All Saints' Day

Sat : Feast of St Giusto

  • St Justus lived in Trieste in Roman times. As a Christian, he was sentenced to death by drowning for refusing to make sacrifices to the Roman gods
  • States: Trieste

Fri : Feast of St Nicholas

Sat : Feast of St Ambrose

Sun : Immaculate Conception Day

Wed : Christmas Day

Thu : St. Stephen's Day

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