Public Holidays in Milan

Which are Milan's main festivals? During these festivals do they put on special events?

Information on Milan's public holidays and observances will help you plan your holiday to the capital of Lombardy. You will be able to see what top attractions and museums are closed and if the city celebrates a special festival. 

Public holidays

  • New Year’s: 1st January
  • Epiphany: 6th January. On this day, the witch Befana brings gifts and sweets to the good children and coal to those who have been bad. 
  • Maundy Thursday: (date varies).
  • Easter Monday: First Monday after Easter.
  • Liberation Day: 25th April. Celebrates the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy and the fall of Mussolini's Social Republic. 
  • Labour Day: 1st May.
  • Republic Day: 2nd June. Commemorates the day in which the Italians voted to abolish the Monarchy and the country became a republic in 1946. 
  • Ferragosto (Assumption of Mary): 15th August.
  • All Saints’ Day: 1st November.
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception: 8th December.
  • Christmas Day: 25th December.
  • Giorno di Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day): 26th December.