Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Www.comuni-italiani.it calendars gazetted by the respective Departments of Education
Each region carries its own specific set of holidays, please scroll on the concerned region
no school on Saturday
School uniform (grembiule) required in some schools
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 481
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 600 hours
Schools may open on Saturday
Sapienza University of Rome ranking: Times Higher Education #251-300/QS ranking #251/Shanghai #151-200
Dates confirmed till July 2022
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New Year's Day
Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Thursday January 6, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Friday January 7, 2022
Culture : Italys distinctive flag, made of equal vertical banners of green, white, and red was just formally adopted in 1946, although variations of the theme had been used for centuries. The symbolism is pure: the green represents hope; the white, faith; and the red, charity.
Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Saturday March 19, 2022
Daylight Saving Time
Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times
April Fools Day
Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.
Sunday April 10, 2022
Culture : Not a paid holiday
Friday April 15, 2022
Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday
Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.
Monday April 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemmorates the end of World War I on 11th November 1918. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Labor Day/May Day
Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .
Saturday May 7, 2022
Sports events : Www.cyclingnews.com cycling race - lasts 3 weeks
2022 edition confirmed
Sunday May 8, 2022
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.
Thursday June 2, 2022
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