Public holidays in Vatican City

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The following days are public holidays in Vatican City:[1]

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
1 January Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Maria Santissima Madre di Dio
6 January Epiphany Epifania del Signore
11 February Anniversary of the foundation of Vatican City Anniversario della istituzione dello Stato della Città del Vaticano Signing of the Lateran treaty, which created the sovereign state of Vatican City
13 March Anniversary of the election of Pope Francis Anniversario dell'Elezione del Santo Padre
19 March Saint Joseph's Day San Giuseppe
Monday after Easter Easter Monday Lunedì dell'Angelo
23 April Saint George Onomastico del Santo Padre Name day of Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio)
1 May Saint Joseph the Worker San Giuseppe lavoratore
29 June Saints Peter and Paul Santi Pietro e Paolo
15 August Assumption Day Assunzione di Maria in Cielo
8 September Nativity of Mary Festa della natività della madonna
1 November All Saints Tutti i santi (or Ognissanti)
8 December Immaculate Conception Immacolata Concezione
25 December Christmas Day Natale
26 December St. Stephen's Day Santo Stefano

In addition all Sundays are public holidays as well.

Each year the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household releases a list of closed public holidays. Since the 2009 publication the feasts of the Ascension of Christ and Corpus Christi are not listed anymore.[2] By tradition the anniversary of the election and the name day of the civilian name of the reigning pope are observed as a public holiday in Vatican City.[3]

See also


  1. "Bank and public holidays for Vatican City". Retrieved 2013-01-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Vatican 2013 Public Holidays announced". March 21, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Vatican Annual Public Holidays Amended". Q++Studio - The Professional Source of World Public Holidays. April 7, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>