On May 1st, Italy commemorates Labour Day (Primo Maggio)

Every year on May 1, Italy commemorates Labour Day, also known as Festa dei Lavoratori or Festa del Lavoro, with a national holiday.

Because the holiday occurs on a Sunday this year, schools and government agencies in Italy will not have an extra day off. 

The yearly celebration, which is commemorated in over 80 countries, honors the labour movement and trade unions’ social and economic achievements on behalf of workers.

A quick guide to Italy’s public holidays 

The Primo Maggio holiday is commemorated in Rome with a free May Day concert, which will be open to the public for the first time after being canceled the previous two years because to the covid-19 outbreak.

The concertone, which is organized by Italy’s trade unions, attracts established artists as well as rising stars from the Italian music business and serves as a platform for the promotion of workers’ rights. 

The concert, which will be broadcast live on Rai3, Radio2, and RaiPlay, will begin at 15.00 in Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano.

Ariete, Carmen Consoli, Coez, Enrico Ruggeri, Le Vibrazioni, Max Pezzali, Tommaso Paradiso, and many others are in the 2022 lineup. 

On Sunday, the event will cause numerous traffic delays in the area, as well as the closure of the S. Giovanni metro station. 

Those arriving via subway are recommended to exit at either Manzoni or Re di Roma.

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