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Easter Monday in Italy

Quick Facts

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Italy that is celebrated annually on the day after Easter Day.

Local names

NameLanguage
Lunedì di PasquettaItalian
Easter MondayEnglish
OstermontagGerman

Easter Monday 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Monday 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015
List of dates for other years

Easter Monday is a national holiday in Italy that continues from Easter Sunday.

Easter Eggs and Flowers

Easter egg games are popular on Easter Monday in some countries such as Italy.

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What do people do?

Easter Monday, also known as La Pasquetta in Italian, is part of the Easter holiday celebrations that are celebrated across Italy. It is a popular time to take short breaks to the countryside with friends and/or family. Easter games include egg races. Many people also go on picnics at this time of the year.

Public life

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Italy. Organizations and businesses that are closed include:

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.

Background

Easter Monday commemorates the risen Jesus’ meeting with his disciples on the day after he was resurrected, as mentioned in the bible. The Easter period is set around the time of the March Equinox. Italy is one of many other countries that celebrate Easter Monday.

Symbols

Easter eggs in Italy symbolize fertility, renewal and life.

About Easter Monday in other countries

Read more about Easter Monday.

Easter Monday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
MonApr 161990Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 11991Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 201992Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 121993Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 41994Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 171995Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 81996Easter MondayNational holiday
MonMar 311997Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 131998Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 51999Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 242000Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 162001Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 12002Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 212003Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 122004Easter MondayNational holiday
MonMar 282005Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 172006Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 92007Easter MondayNational holiday
MonMar 242008Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 132009Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 52010Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 252011Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 92012Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 12013Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 212014Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 62015Easter MondayNational holiday
MonMar 282016Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 172017Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 22018Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 222019Easter MondayNational holiday
MonApr 132020Easter MondayNational holiday

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