Today is Festa della repubblica

Today, the 2nd of June is a national holiday here in Italy – the ‘Festa della Repubblica Italiana‘. Festa della Repubbllica Italiana

This is a day to commemorate when Italians went to vote for the first time in 1946,  the form of government they wanted – between a republic or monarchy. For a long time, Italy was governed by a royal family, but after the second world war, the monarch was abdicated after the result of the majority vote for a republic.

Typically on this day, there will be a military parade, showing off the various armies as well as their vehicles in central Rome. This event will be graced with a number of members of the parliament.

I’ve yet to visit one but for now, I’m just content on watching the parade at home. 😛