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National Holidays

1st January NEW YEAR'S DAY

6th January EPIPHANY

17th April  EASTER MONDAY (we go into the countryside to have picnics - kind of spring festival?.. and oddly enough, Easter Friday is NOT a holiday here.. go figure?)



2nd June ITALIAN REPUBLIC DAY (big military parade - but refers back to kicking out the Savoy monarchy by referendum!)

15th August  ASSUMPTION (When Mary was taken up to heaven...)

1st November ALL SAINTS


25th December CHRISTMAS

26th December St. STEPHEN (Boxing day)


Plus of course the local patron saint's day - Rome's is St. Peter and Paul, where I live it's St. Pancras Martyr (?)

So we have 11 national + 1 local = 12...

...whereas you have 9 national, 4 "not substituted" whatever that means but I presume still extant ;-) ...
plus 1 provincial and 2 local =  14...!!


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by eternalcityblues (parvati_roma aaaat libero.it) on Sat Dec 9th, 2006 at 02:27:45 PM EST
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Actually, your sum would be 16, and you forgot about All Souls' Day (Day of the Dead), so 17! Regarding non-substituted, I am surprised myself that I could read that Spanish sentence, but it appears to mean facultative national holidays that the province has not chosen to replace with a different holiday on another day.

I never heard of local holidays before, BTW. Though, another peculiarity is in Germany, where some holidays are valid only for Protestants or Catholics (leading to the sillyness of school going on with half the class present).

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by DoDo on Sat Dec 9th, 2006 at 07:34:07 PM EST
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