The Italian Republic Celebration

2 June 2021

The Republic Celebration is the italian national holiday celebrated every year on June 2nd.

This day commemorates the institutional referendum, the first by universal suffrage that took place on 2 and 3 June 1946, in which the Italians were called to choose which institutional form, monarchy or republic, to give the State after the fall of Fascism. After 85 years of reign, Italy became a Republic and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were exiled.

Every year on 2 June, the President of the Republic pays tribute to the Altar of the Fatherland placing the laurel wreath to the monument dedicated to the unknown soldier. The day ends with the passage of the ‘‘Frecce Tricolori’’, airplanes that color the Roman sky with the Italian flag.

2 June celebrates the birth of the Italian nation.

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