Important dates for Rome
Monday 1 January: New Year
Saturday 6 January: Epiphany – there is “La Befana”, the witch
End of January: AltaRoma, AltaModa- Women’s fashion show (altaroma.it)
February: Carnival festivities in Rome last for a week
16 February: Chinese New Year – working day. However, the celebration of the Chinese New Year in Rome in the city center will take place on the 10th of February.
Mid February - Cavalli a Roma, International Horse show (cavalliroma.it)
19 March: St. Joseph (San Giuseppe) – father’s day. Normal working day with a lot of attention to Dads. Romans eat Bignè’ di San Giuseppe during the month of March.
14 April 2019: Palm Sunday
19 April 2019: Good Friday – working day
21 April 2019: Easter
22 April 2019: Easter Monday – “Pasquetta” a classic day for trips and family visits
End March/ Early April Rome Marathon. Starts and finishes at Colosseum (maratonadiroma.it) - in 2019, April 7th.
21 April: Rome birthday – normal working day. Commemoration of Capitoline /hill of legendary foundation By Romulus and Remus
25 April: anniversary of the liberation from fascism – national holiday
1 May: Labour day – national holiday. Concerto del Primo Maggio. Traditional concert at Piazza di San Giovanni.
2nd sunday in May: mother’s day
2 June: Day of the Republic – national holiday. Military parade at the Fori Imperiali; The gardens of Quirinale (one of the three current official residences of the President of Italy) are specially opened to the public.
29 June: Peter and Paul – Feast of the patron saints of Rome – local holiday
Mid June to Late August: Lungo il Tevere - The banks of the Tiber between Porta Portese and Piazza Trilussa sisto host different cultural and gastronomic events. (lungoiltevereroma.it)
Mid June to Mid September: Estate Romana - Opera, theatre, film and dance at the Baths of Caracalla, the Villa Ada and the Villa Borghese.
15 August: Ferragosto – Maria Ascension Day – national holiday and key point of summer vacation time
1 November: All Saints
End October - Festa del cinema di Roma - Rome film Festival. (http://www.romacinemafest.it/en/)
November : Roma Jazz Festival (http://www.romajazzfestival.it)
8 December: Maria concepcion – national holiday
25 December: Christmas – national holiday
26 December: St. Stephen’s day – national holiday
31 December: New Years Eve – working day