From national holidays to local celebrations, there are many occasions on the Italy calendar for fun and tradition.

National Holidays in Italy

The following days are national holidays in Italy. Expect schools, government offices, and businesses to be closed on these dates.

Most major museums and tourist attractions will be open on all public holidays except for Christmas. But check online before planning any sightseeing on the following days:

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 6 – Epiphany (Epifania or Befana)
  • March or April – Easter Monday (Pasquetta)
  • April 25 – Liberation Day (Festa della Liberazione)
  • May 1 – International Workers’ Day (Primo Maggio)
  • June 2 – Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica)
  • August 15 – Ferragosto
  • November 1 – All Saints’ Day (Ognissanti or Tutti i Santi)
  • December 8 – Day of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 – Christmas Day (Natale)
  • December 26 – Saint Stephen’s Day (Santo Stefano)

Drill down by month to find ideas for your itinerary: