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National Day of Italy
From: 2014.06.02 To: 2014.06.02
The national day of Italy is celebrated on June 2 every year; the Italian Republic was born on June 2, 1946. In Italian the day is called "Festa della Repubblica" and it was on this day when the Italian population was called to decide what form of government to give to the country after the second world war and the fall of Fascism (Fascism was lead by Benito Mussolini). Almost all national days in Europe are marked by elaborate eating and feasting but Italians don’t eat anything special on their national day. Soldiers, tanks and other military equipment parade through central Rome as the Republic of Italy celebrate its birthday. Before that laurel wreath is placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, placed inside the Altare della Patria in Rome. The gates of the Palazzo del Quirinale Gardens, official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, are opened to the public for the subsequent celebrations where concerts are performed by the band of the Italian Army, Italian Navy, Italian Air Force, Carabinieri, State Police, Guardia di Finanza, Polizia Penitenziaria (Penitentiary Police) and Corpo Forestale dello Stato (State Forestry Department). Italian delicacies like Italian cheese, pizzas and wines are abundantly available.