Thursday, 2 June 2011

Happy Republic Day!

Italy's Republic Day is celebrated on the second day of June and 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 World War II and the fall of Fascism.

After 85 years of monarchy, Italy became a Republic and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were deposed and exiled.

This is one of the most important Italian public holidays which, like July 14 in France and July 4 in the USA, celebrates the birth of the nation. A grand military parade is held in central Rome.
(Source: Wikipedia. See also: Birth of the Italian Republic).

Below you will find a number of interesting and, I hope, useful links about Italy.

Check them out and have fun! ;)

Italy for Kids
Enchanted Learning
TIME for kids - Around the World
National Geographic KIDS - People and Places
Country Reports
Fact Monster

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