Easter Monday in Italy
Easter Monday is a national holiday in Italy that continues from Easter Sunday.
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.
Easter Monday is a public holiday in Italy. Organizations and businesses that are closed include:
- Government offices.
- Post offices.
- 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.
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.
Easter eggs in Italy symbolize fertility, renewal and life.
About Easter Monday in other countriesRead more about Easter Monday.
Easter Monday Observances
|Mon||Apr 5||2010||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Apr 25||2011||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Apr 9||2012||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Apr 1||2013||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Apr 21||2014||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Apr 6||2015||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Mar 28||2016||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Apr 17||2017||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Apr 2||2018||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Apr 22||2019||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|Mon||Apr 13||2020||Easter Monday||National holiday|
Quick FactsEaster Monday is a public holiday in Italy that is celebrated annually on the day after Easter Day.
Easter Monday 2015Monday, April 6, 2015
Easter Monday 2016Monday, March 28, 2016
Name in other languages
|Lunedì di Pasquetta||Italian|
Other holidays in April 2016 in Italy
- Liberation Day – Monday, April 25, 2016