Easter Day in Italy
Easter Day in Italy is a national holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible. The Easter date is set around the time of the March Equinox.
What Do People Do?
Easter, or Pasqua in Italian, is a festive holiday throughout Italy. Religious parades and celebrations are held in many towns and cities nationwide. A statue of Jesus or his mother Mary is carried in street processions that involve large crowds of people. Easter meals vary, but include eggs, Easter pie, and lamb.
Easter Day is a public holiday in Italy. It also falls on Sunday. 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 on Easter Day but travelers are advised to check first with local transport authorities.
Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as written in the New Testament of the Christian bible. The roots of the Easter holiday’s traditions and activities can be traced back to pagan celebrations. The name Easter is believed to come from Eostara, the goddess of rebirth. Easter Day is not only celebrated in Italy but also in many countries worldwide.
Eggs in Italian Easter dishes symbolize fertility, renewal and life.
About Easter Day in other countriesRead more about Easter Day.
Easter Day Observances
|Sun||Apr 4||2010||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Apr 24||2011||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Apr 8||2012||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Mar 31||2013||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Apr 20||2014||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Apr 5||2015||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Mar 27||2016||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Apr 16||2017||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Apr 1||2018||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Apr 21||2019||Easter Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Apr 12||2020||Easter Day||National holiday|
Quick FactsEaster Day is a public holiday that is celebrated widely throughout Italy each year.
Easter Day 2017Sunday, April 16, 2017
Easter Day 2018Sunday, April 1, 2018
Name in other languages
Other holidays in April 2017 in Italy
- Good Friday – Friday, April 14, 2017
- Easter Monday – Monday, April 17, 2017
- Liberation Day – Tuesday, April 25, 2017