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Festa della Repubblica (Italy)

2 June 2021

Festa della Repubblica is the Italian National Day and Republic Day. It commemorates the 1946 Italian institutional referendum, which followed the fall of Fascism after World War II. On this day, the Italian population was able to participate in universal suffrage, meaning that every adult citizen had the right to vote. Individuals went to the polls to decide whether or not the monarchy would be replaced with a republic. The results of the referendum prompted Italy to become a republic with 54.3% of individuals in favour of this change.

To celebrate this day it is tradition for the President to lay a laurel wreath at the Altare della Patria (‘Altar of the Homeland’) in Rome. This is done to pay tribute to the ‘Unknown Soldier’ or Milite Ignoto, which is dedicated to all of the Italian soldiers who were killed or missing during war. A military parade is also held in the Roman Forum, as well as a flyover by the Italian Air Force called the Frecce Tricolori (‘Tricolored Arrows’). The 2017 celebrations can be viewed on YouTube here.

Italian Australians are proud of their heritage and like to acknowledge this day in some form, whether it be through a meal, an event with friends and family or the community, or from home watching the celebrations on TV. Other celebrations include parades, fireworks, concerts, and picnics. Last year in South Australia, Parliament House was lit up with Italy’s famous ‘tricolore’ as a way to commemorate this day.

“Buona Festa Della Repubblica!”

Our MAC Library has specific lists with information relating to multiple different nationalities. Our Italian resource list can be accessed here.


2 June 2021
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