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.
Is Easter Sunday a Public Holiday?
Easter Sunday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.
In 2023, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.
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:
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.