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Italy bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2019, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Italy Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
        Sun Epiphany
Apr.    Sun Easter
        Mon Easter Monday
        Thu Liberation Day
May   1 Wed Labour Day
June  2 Sun National Day
     29 Sat Saints Peter and Paul (Rome) Municipal
Aug. 15 Thu Assumption Day
Nov.  1 Fri All Saints' Day
Dec.  8 Sun Immaculate Conception Day
     25 Wed Christmas Day
     26 Thu Saint Stephen's Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

21 Jul 2012 Italy 2013 Public Holidays Move Ruled-Out (Governo Italiano Comunicati stampa del Consiglio dei Ministri-Rome) The Italian Council of Ministers, in yesterday's weekly meeting, has decided not to move any of the 2013 annual Italian non-working public holidays to adjoin the nearest weekend, as had been decided last summer.  19 Jul 2012 Italy Public Holidays Amendment Update (Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri-Rome) The Italian Government is once again considering amending the list of official non-working public holidays in Italy, by cancelling some, and moving some to the nearest Sunday.  14 Oct 2011 Italy Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted (Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana-Rome) The amended version of last summer's Decree Law 138 overhauling Italian non-working public holidays has finally been gazetted and thus become law.  05 Sep 2011 Italy Restores 3 Public Holidays (Senato della Repubblica-Roma) The Italian Government has announced that it would accept the recent amendment by the Italian Senate to the recent "Decreto-Legge 13 agosto 2011, n. 138" and abandon its plan to move non-religious public holidays to the next Sunday.  17 Aug 2011 Italy Decrees Public Holidays Amendments (Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri-Rome) The Italian Government has published the official decree implementing the austerity measures decided at last Friday's meeting No. 150 of the Italian Council of Ministers, and which includes changes in the dates when some public holidays are observed as non-working days.  13 Aug 2011 Italy To Amend National Public Holidays (Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri-Rome) In last night's meeting No.150, the Italian Council of Ministers approved a package of austerity measures which include the moving of the date when non-religious national public holidays are observed as non-working days.  29 Jan 2011 Italy Declares Sesquicentennial Public Holiday (Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri-Rome) In yesterday's meeting No.123, the Italian Council of Ministers has confirmed a one-off public holiday on Thursday, March 17, 2011, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.  15 Dec 2006 (ASI Group) Employees of Alitalia launched a 24-hour strike on 15 December 2006, which forced Alitalia to cancel 472 flights on 15 and 16 December, including at least 209 international flights. Most concerned are Rome and Milan airports.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Italy public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.

Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Italy are regulated by the Law 260 of May 27, 1949, Relative to Public Holidays (Gazzetta Ufficiale, 1949-05-31, no 124, pp.1415) as amended by the Law 90 of March 31 1954 (Gazzetta Ufficiale, 1954-04-22, no 92, p. 1186) and the Law 54 of March 5, 1977 (Gazzetta Ufficiale, 1977-03-07, no 63).  Regional Public Holidays: Offices and shops are also closed in the following cities on local feast days honoring their patron Saints. They may also close earlier on the eve of a holiday.  Saint Mark: April 25, Venice. Saint John the Baptist: June 24, Florence, Genoa, Turin. Saints Peter and Paul: June 29, Rome. Saint Rosalia: July 15, Palermo. Saint Gennaro: September 19, Naples. Saint Petronio: October 4, Bologna. Saint Saturnio: October 30, Cagliari. Saint Giusto: November 3, Trieste. Saint Nicola: December 6, Bari. Saint Ambrose: December 7, Milan.  Italy International Codes IT and ITA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .it (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Italy information and news: Bank of Italy (Italy central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Italy maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Italy), and Wikipedia (includes Italy commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Italy, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Italy, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Italy, before planning any trip to Italy. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.

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