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LIBERATION DAY (ITALY)

When is Liberation Day (Italy) in 2019?

Liberation Day (Italy) in 2019 is on the Thursday, 25th of Apr (4/25/2019).

Liberation Day (Italy) is on the 115th day of 2019. There are 250 days left in the year.

Liberation Day (Italy) Facts

  • Date: Apr 25, 2019
  • National
  • Also Called:
  • Celebrations: Political rallies, Public Functions, Concerts
Liberation Day (Italy)

Every year 25th April is celebrated as the Liberation Day in Italy. This day marks the end of Mussolini regime after the end of the Second World War in 1945. The day commemorates the people who laid down their lives fighting the fascist leader.

It was in 1943 that the Italian Resistance Movement gathered steam. The Italian Resistance Movement was started to fight against the oppressive rule of Mussolini. In 1943, almost 2 lacs Italians joined the movement which included a sizeable number of women. While men were under compulsion to join the movement, the women joined the movement voluntarily. However, women played a significant role in the movement, defeating the fascist armies with the help of allied forces who invaded Italy and freed the people of Italy from the fascist regime at the end of the Second World War.

The day is a public holiday in Italy. There are robust celebrations around the country to commemorate this day. Large processions are taken out in major parts of the country. Bands are seen performing on the street and concerts are also organized throughout the country to celebrate the liberation of Italy. Political rallies are also held on this day to remember those killed during the movement. A popular song which is characteristic of this day is Bella Ciao. It is a popular folk song of Italy dedicated to a local farmer who had died fighting for freedom. A general sense of celebration and bonhomie is prevalent throughout Italy on this day.

Following the useful contribution of women in the Liberation Movement of Italy, the end of the fascist regime also marked the foray of women in politics in Italy. Thus, the Liberation Day of Italy also saw a major reform in Italian politics which continues to this day.

Liberation Day (Italy) Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Apr 25, 2009
  • Liberation Day
  • Sun
  • Apr 25, 2010
  • Liberation Day
  • Mon
  • Apr 25, 2011
  • Liberation Day
  • Wed
  • Apr 25, 2012
  • Liberation Day
  • Thu
  • Apr 25, 2013
  • Fri
  • Apr 25, 2014
  • Sat
  • Apr 25, 2015
  • Mon
  • Apr 25, 2016
  • Tue
  • Apr 25, 2017
  • Wed
  • Apr 25, 2018

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Italy in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatJan 06, 2018Jan 06Epiphany
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
SundaySunApr 01, 2018Apr 01Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
WednesdayWedApr 25, 2018Apr 25Liberation Day
TuesdayTueMay 01, 2018May 01Labor Day
SaturdaySatJun 02, 2018Jun 02Republic Day
WednesdayWedAug 15, 2018Aug 15Assumption Day
ThursdayThuNov 01, 2018Nov 01All Saints Day
SaturdaySatDec 08, 2018Dec 08Immaculate Conception Day
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day
WednesdayWedDec 26, 2018Dec 26St. Stephen's Day
MondayMonDec 31, 2018Dec 31New Year's Eve