Public holidays in Vatican City

The following days are public holidays in Vatican City, as published each year by the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household.[1]

DateEnglish NameLocal NameRemarks
1 JanuarySolemnity of Mary, Mother of GodMaria Santissima Madre di Dio
6 JanuaryEpiphanyEpifania del Signore
11 FebruaryAnniversary of the foundation of Vatican CityAnniversario della istituzione dello Stato della Città del VaticanoCommemorates the 1929 signing of the Lateran Treaty, which established Vatican City as a sovereign state
13 MarchAnniversary of the election of Pope FrancisAnniversario dell'Elezione del Santo PadreMarks the election of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013. Varies with each reigning pope.
19 MarchSaint Joseph's DaySan Giuseppe
Monday after EasterEaster MondayLunedì dell'Angelo
23 AprilSaint GeorgeOnomastico del Santo PadreName day of Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio)
1 MaySaint Joseph the WorkerSan Giuseppe lavoratore
29 JuneSaints Peter and PaulSanti Pietro e Paolo
15 AugustAssumption DayAssunzione di Maria in Cielo
8 SeptemberNativity of MaryFesta della natività della madonna
1 NovemberAll SaintsTutti i santi, Ognissanti
8 DecemberImmaculate ConceptionImmacolata Concezione
25 DecemberChristmas DayNatale
26 DecemberSt. Stephen's DaySanto Stefano

In addition, all Sundays of the year are public holidays as well.

By tradition, the election anniversary and the name day of the civilian name of the reigning pope are public holidays.[2] Since the 2009 publication, the feasts of the Ascension of Christ and Corpus Christi are not listed.[3]

See also


  1. "Bank and public holidays for Vatican City". Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  2. "Vatican Annual Public Holidays Amended". Q++Studio - The Professional Source of World Public Holidays. April 7, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  3. "Vatican 2013 Public Holidays announced". March 21, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
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