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Festa della Repubblica

National holiday in Italy on 2 June, commemorating the establishment of the Republic in 1946 / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Festa della Repubblica (Italian: [ˈfɛsta della reˈpubblika]; English: Republic Day) is the Italian National Day and Republic Day, which is celebrated on 2 June each year, with the main celebration taking place in Rome. The Festa della Repubblica is one of the national symbols of Italy.

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Festa della Repubblica
The Frecce Tricolori, with the smoke trail representing the national colours of Italy, during the celebrations of the Festa della Repubblica in 2011
Official nameItalian: Festa della Repubblica
Also calledThe Second of June
Observed byFlag_of_Italy.svg Italy
SignificanceItaly became a republic after the results of a constitutional referendum
CelebrationsParades, fireworks, concerts, picnics.
Date2 June
Next time2 June 2023 (2023-06-02)
First time2 June 1946
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The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism.

The ceremony of the event, organized in Rome, includes the deposition of a laurel wreath as a tribute to the Italian Unknown Soldier at the Altare della Patria by the President of the Italian Republic and a military parade along Via dei Fori Imperiali in Rome.