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Easter Monday in Italy

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

Is Easter Monday a Public Holiday?

Easter Monday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Easter Eggs and Flowers
Easter egg games are popular on Easter Monday in some countries such as Italy.
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:

  • Government offices.
  • Post offices.
  • Banks.
  • 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.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010MonApr 5Easter MondayNational holiday
2011MonApr 25Easter MondayNational holiday
2012MonApr 9Easter MondayNational holiday
2013MonApr 1Easter MondayNational holiday
2014MonApr 21Easter MondayNational holiday
2015MonApr 6Easter MondayNational holiday
2016MonMar 28Easter MondayNational holiday
2017MonApr 17Easter MondayNational holiday
2018MonApr 2Easter MondayNational holiday
2019MonApr 22Easter MondayNational holiday
2020MonApr 13Easter MondayNational holiday

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