Thursday, January 03, 2008

Info on 2008 National Holiday Observances in Italy

Here are the 2008 National Holiday Observances in Italy:
  1. January/gennaio
    • 1 - New Years Day (Capodanno)
    • 6 - Epiphany (Epifania)
  2. February/febbraio
  3. March/marzo
    • 23 - Easter (Buona Pasqua)
    • 24 - Easter Monday (Lunedì dell'Angelo, Pasquetta)
  4. April/aprile
    • 25 - Liberation Day (Festa della Liberazione)
    • 25 - Feast of St. Mark (Venice only)
  5. May/maggio
    • 1 - Labor Day (Festa dei Lavoratori)
  6. June/giugno
    • 2 - Founding of the Republic (Festa della Repubblica)
    • 24 - St. John the Baptist Day (Florence only)
    • 29 - St. Peter and St. Paul's Day (Rome only)
  7. July/luglio
  8. August/agosto
    • 15 - Assumption Day (Assunzione or Ferragosto)
  9. September/settembre
    • 19 - St. Gennaro's Day (Naples only)
  10. October/ottobre
  11. November/novembre
    • 1 - All Saints Day (Ognissanti or Tutti i santi)
  12. December/dicembre
    • 7 - St. Ambrogio's Day (Milan only)
    • 8 - Immaculate Conception's day (Immacolata Concezione)
    • 25 - Christmas Day (Buon Natale)
    • 26 - St. Stephen's Day (Santo Stefano)
    • 31 - New Year's Eve
* = Blog entry has been updated.

The above links are current. If anyone has any suggestions for other sites, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry. For your specific interest, please search the web for further information using Google .

It's important for traveling to, from and within Italy to know the Italian national holiday observances. These holiday observances may affect your travel plans, visits to museums, Italian business or government offices, etc. Public transportation may be on limited schedule.

That's it for Thursday, 3 January 2008: giovedì, 3 gennaio 2008.

Ciao, Ben

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Today’s quote is an Italian proverb, author unknown.

"Una donna, la sua sorte e fatta dell'amore ch'ella accetta."

"A woman's face is determined by the love she accepts."

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1 comment:

John said...


Not sure if you'll get this or not, but I saw your post at

and was hoping to ask you a few questions. I too am vegan and my family is coming to Umbria in March for a holiday from Canada and I am trying to find some places to eat and stores that may have some products for vegetarians / vegans and was wondering if you had discovered any while your daughter and her boyfriend were there.

If you did or had any suggestions, I would be most grateful. Feel free to email me at