- Aug 15 2024
- All Day
Ferragaosto is an Italian public holiday celebrated that starts on August 15 each year and runs for two weeks. It is a widely observed summer holiday in Italy, and many businesses and offices are closed on this day. It has ancient Roman origins, initially celebrated as a festival dedicated to the Roman emperor Augustus, and later incorporated into Christian traditions as the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On Ferragosto, people in Italy often enjoy outdoor activities, go on vacations, and participate in various cultural events and festivals.