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Italy (Sicily) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Internet domain: .it - Telephone code: +39 - 0 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
    European Truck Ban: 08:00 to 20:00 on Sundays (Jan-Apr, Oct.-Dec), 07:00 to 24:00 on Sundays (May-Sep)& public holidays & vacations departures/returns
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday june 2, 2024Republic's DayNational Day
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    Friday june 14, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday july 15, 2024St Rosalia's Day (Palermo only)Secular holiday
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Thursday september 12, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday november 17, 2024Palermo MarathonSports events
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    Sunday december 8, 2024Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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    Tuesday december 24, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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    Republic's Day

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    Sunday june 2, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the referendum on monarchy (June 2, 1946), that resulted in the establishment of the Italian republic, and the adoption of a new constitution in 1948. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 14, 2024
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    St Rosalia's Day (Palermo only)

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    Monday july 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : In 1624, the city of Palermo was ravaged by the plague. The population relied in vain on the holy patrons of the city: St. Agatha, St. Christina, Santa Ninfa and Sant'Oliva. During this crisis, according to legend, the then little-known Santa Rosalia appeared to a shepherd named Vincenzo Bonello, indicating the location of he relics and instructing that only if these relics were carried in procession would the plague end, which happened a few days after the procession.

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Thursday september 12, 2024
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    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837.

    Palermo Marathon

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    Sunday november 17, 2024
    Sports events : Www.palermomaratona.it/ 2024 edition confirmed

    Immaculate Conception

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    Sunday december 8, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday december 24, 2024
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    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    St Stephen's Day

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.