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4th October in Italy

St. Francis of Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco - the Frenchman - by his father, (October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. Francis' father was Pietro di Bernardone, a prosperous silk merchant.

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June, the 2nd

On the 2nd June, the Italian people celebrate the Italian Republic Anniversary. It is the anniversary of the Institutional Referendum that in 1946 asked Italian people to vote and choose the Monarchy OR the Republic and the majority chose the Republic.

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25th April

April the 25th in Italy is Liberation Day, the anniversary of the liberation from fascism.

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Domenica delle Palme

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels.

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Happy Father's Day

On 19 March, the day of Saint Joseph, Father's Day is celebrated in Italy. This celebration was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.

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Happy New Year

The New Year is the day that marks the time of the beginning of a new calendar year, and is the day on which the year count of the specific calendar used is incremented. For many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner.

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PANETTONE and its legend

Once there was a poor baker's boy named Toni. On Christmas Eve he had worked hard to knead bread and buns. He was very tired, his back ached but his day was not over yet.

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8th December

The Immaculate Conception of Mary is a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church, according to which the Virgin Mary was conceived without any stain of original sin. It is completely distinct from the Virginity of Mary and the virgin birth of Jesus, though it is a popular mistake to confuse them.

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Christmas is on the way

Christmas time starts in Italy on the 8th of December and ends with the Epiphany on the 6th January. In this period, just waiting for the Jesus's birth, markets are held showing numerous decorations, nativity figurines, sweets and gifts.

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15th August in Italy

Ferragosto is an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15. Originally, it may have related to a celebration of the middle of the summer and the end of the hard labour in the fields.

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