Labor Day/May Day -
Friday May 1, 2020
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 .
Republic's Day -
Tuesday June 2, 2020
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
Containment measures (end) -
Wednesday June 3, 2020
Secular holiday :
St Rosalia's Day (Palermo only) -
Wednesday July 15, 2020
Secular holiday : In 1624, the city of Palermo was ravaged by the plague. The population relied in vain on the holy patrons of the city: St. Agatha, St. Christina, Santa Ninfa and Sant'Oliva.
During this crisis, according to legend, the then little-known Santa Rosalia appeared to a shepherd named Vincenzo Bonello, indicating the location of he relics and instructing that only if these relics were carried in procession would the plague end, which happened a few days after the procession.
Saturday August 15, 2020
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.