Italian Republic Day (La Festa della Repubblica) on June 2 is Italy’s national day.
Italian Republic Day 2023
The next celebration is Friday, June 2, 2023.
Festa della Repubblica
It commemorates the universal Italian vote on June 2, 1946 that ended the monarchy and founded the Italian Republic after the fall of Fascism and the end of World War II.
It’s a public holiday in Italy. To celebrate, there are military parades across the country.
The founding of the Italian Republic was a big deal because Fascism started in Italy before spreading to Germany. After living through it, the Italian people chose democracy.
Interestingly, you can recognize the Fascist tendencies of a militarized citizenship preparing fancy machines for total war in the artistic movement of Italian Futurism.