Calendar of the Italian Year

Italian holidays, festivals and feast days reflect Italian culture, history and religious practices. Some Italian holidays are similar to those celebrated throughout many other parts of the world while others are unique to Italy. Some of the holidays and feast days widely celebrated in Italy are Italian Republic Day, Venetian Carnevale, the Assuption of the Virgin Mary and the feast day of St. Antonio di Padova. There are numerous feast days which are particular to each region and town in Italy. Italian migrants in Australia sought to form  community bonds that religious festivals created in their particular village/ town of origin.