Tours of Tuscany

Tours of Tuscany
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

La Festa della Repubblica

The “Festa della Repubblica” is the Italian national holiday celebrated on the second day of June. It commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when (by universal suffrage) the Italian population was called to decide what form of government (monarchy or republic) to give to the country after the second world war and the fall of Fascism. After 85 years of monarchy, with 12,717,923 votes for and 10,719,284 votes against, Italy became a Republic, and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were deposed and exiled. This is one of the most important Italian national holidays which, like July 14th in France (Storming of the Bastille) and July 4th in the USA (Independence Day), celebrates the birth of the nation.

All over the world Italian embassies hold celebrations with Heads of State of the host country. Heads of State from all over the world send congratulations to the President of the Republic. Special official ceremonies take place in Italy.

Before the foundation of the Republic, the national holiday was on the first Sunday of June, anniversary of the Statuto (constitution) granted by the King Carlo Alberto of Savoy.

1 comment:

Allan said...

e Italian civilization for centuries brings the art inspiration.
People believe that Italy is a precious island which is obliged by the God.
It is near the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, the Adriatic Sea in the east and the Mediterranean in the south. In the north area of the Alps is the Po plain. The Apennines traverse the peninsula and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia in the north.
In Italy, people can see white snow, green waves with golden waves, and beautiful flowers with fresh fruit.
In a word, in Italy you can see mountains, islands, blue sea and the volcano.