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Dates of Liberation Day
|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.
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.
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.