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 Holidays & Time


In terms of standard time zones, Italy is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the USA and Canada. Daylight saving time in Italy goes into effect each year usually from the end of March to the middle of October.

Offices and Shops are closed all Sundays in Italy. In major tourist areas especially during high season many shops are now open.

Here is the list of National Statutory Holidays: Offices and Shops are also closed in the following cities on the local feast days honoring their patron Saints:
JANUARY 1 New Year's Day

APRIL 25 San Marco  (VENEZIA)
JANUARY 6 Epiphany JUNE 24 San Giovanni Battista
Easter Sunday JUNE 29 San Pietro e Paolo  (ROMA)
Easter Monday JULY 15 Santa Rosalia  (PALERMO)
APRIL 25 Liberation Day SEPTEMBER 19 San Gennaro  (NAPOLI)
MAY 1 Labor Day OCTOBER 4 San Petronio  (BOLOGNA)
AUGUST 15 Assumption of the Virgin OCTOBER 30 San Saturnino  (CAGLIARI)
NOVEMBER 1 All Saints Day NOVEMBER 3 San Giusto  (TRIESTE)
DECEMBER 8 Day of Immaculate Conception DECEMBER 6 San Nicola  (BARI)
DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day DECEMBER 7 Sant'Ambrogio  (MILANO)
DECEMBER 26 Santo Stefano (Boxing Day)    


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