« Back
21.022011

17 March 2011: national holiday for the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy

in Other

The Council of Ministers with a decree law confirmed the decision made in April last year that the event of the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy be celebrated with a holiday.

The Council of Ministers with a decree law confirmed the decision made in April last year that the event of the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy be celebrated with a holiday. Therefore, Thursday 17 March of this year will be a holiday for all effects and purposes (as per Italian law 260/49) and anyone who has to work on that day shall receive the contractual overtime pay for a holiday. However, to ensure the “financial neutrality of the event” the economic effects, judicial and contractual institutions of the holiday of 4 November shall be transferred to 17 March, with the consequence that the cancelled Armed Forces holiday will remain a normal day and will be celebrated the following Sunday (editor’s note: 6 November).

Il Sole 24 Ore