25 aprile (april 25th) - Festa della Liberazione in Italy: what is it?
It is very interesting to know about Italian Festivities and different traditions right? La Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day in English) is a national holiday in Italy that is celebrated on April 25th every year. It marks the fall of Mussolini's Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945, towards the end of the II World War.
Italiasn do not show off their flag very often but you can be sure to see many on April 25, all around Italy.
La Festa della Liberazione is celebrated to remember Italians who fought against the Nazis and Mussolini’s troops during World War II. The day honors those who served in the Italian Resistance. Marching bands, music concerts, food festivals, political rallies, and other public gatherings take place in many places in Italy.
Many Offices are closed and these include:
Schools and other educational institutions.
Transport options, such as taxis, rail services between major cities and major long-route bus lines, are available but travelers are advised to check first with local transport authorities.
A little bit of History....
On April 25, 1945, the Allied troops liberated Italy from the Nazi occupation and Benito Mussolini’s rule. Mussolini was an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party from 1922 to 1943. He then led the Italian Social Republic in parts of Italy that were not occupied by Allied forces from 1943 to 1945.
The Italian flag is usually seen in parades to celebrate Liberation Day. The song ‘Bella Ciao’ is also played often around this time of the year, as it was sung by the Italian resistance during World War II.