La Festa della Repubblica

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Date(s) - 02/06/2017
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The “Festa della Repubblica” is the Italian national holiday celebrated on the second day of June. It commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when the Italian population was called to decide what form of government (monarchy or republic) to give to the country after the second world war and the fall of Fascism.Support for the monarchy had plunged because the king of Italy had supported Mussolini. So hostile was the public, that the royal family was exiled from Italy forever as punishment. All Armed Forces, Police Forces, the Fire Brigade and the Italian Red Cross, along with some military delegations of NATO and of the European Union, take part in the parade and in the deposition of the laurel wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.