Do you understand what Festa della Repubblica means?
The Festa della Repubblica is an important Italian national holiday celebrated on the 2nd June. It was estabilished to remember the birth of the Italian Republic.
The 2nd June has not been chosen by chance: it is the date of the national referendum which took place in 1946.In that day the majority of Italians voted for the Republic and the monarchy ended after only 85 years. In the Italian history, the 2nd June 1946 was an important turning point and the start of the modern country. This is why every year many official celebrations take place around Italy.
Where do people celebrate?
Roma is definitely the most symbolic place. Normally there is a military parade along Fori Imperiali Road. Besides, a laurel crown is laid down in front of the monument dedicated to the Unknown Soldier, the symbol of all the soldiers killed in war.
Normally there are other celebrations in the main squares of the cities, where people gather with the local authorities to remember the importance of this festivity.
Apart from the official ceremonies, there is a lot to do around Italy!
If you will be in Italy, on top of the lovely celebrations you can take part in, there are great events for any taste!
In Torino this year you will find amazing exhibitions, such as the one dedicated to Vivian Maier and the one about Frida Khalo, perfect if you are passionate about art. If you are into fitness, why don’t you visit Rimini Wellness? It’s an awesome fair about wellness, sport, fitness and healthy lifestyle that takes place in Rimini from the 2nd to the 5th June.
And if you are in Emilia Romagna, don’t miss Brisighella Medioevale 2022 in Brisighella (RA)
Ready for this amazing weekend in Italy?
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