Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Giro d'Italia -
Friday May 4, 2018
Sports events : Cycling race - lasts 3 weeks
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Mother's Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018
cards/flowers : Probably linked with a celebration in England in the 1600s ( Mothering Sunday ). Honored all mothers in England. Mothering Sunday gave poor servants who lived and worked for the wealthy a day off to actually go home and dedicate time to their mothers. Mothering Cake , a special cake, was common for the celebration.
Republic's Day -
Sunday June 2, 2019
Secular holiday : Commemorates the referendum on monarchy (June 2, 1946), that resulted in the establishment of the Italian republic, and the adoption of a new constitution in 1948. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Thursday August 15, 2019
Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.
Day of Mourning -
Saturday August 18, 2018
Special Events : In tribute to the victims of the Genoa bridge collapse
Rosh Hashanah -
Monday September 10, 2018
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday
Fertility Day -
Saturday September 22, 2018
Grandparents Day -
Tuesday October 2, 2018
cards/flowers : To honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.
Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 28, 2018
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times
All Saints' Day -
Thursday November 1, 2018
Secular holiday : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837.
All Souls' Day -
Saturday November 3, 2018
Friday November 30, 2018
cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC) NOT a public holiday