Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Fascist Government

Celebrated as a public holiday in San Marino, the Anniversary of the Fall of the Fascist Government is a day that commemorates the end of the two-decade rule of the fascist party in this republic. This holiday is observed on July 28th each year and falls on the anniversary of the day when San Marino decided to end the rule of the Sammarinese Fascist Party.

Since this day is a public holiday, government offices, schools, and most businesses are closed. This holiday is also commemorated with public speeches, parades, and cultural events. It’s also a day to educate citizens about the historical importance of this day.

The History of the Anniversary of the Fall of the Fascist Government

This microstate republic suffered a period of hardship following World War I, even though it remained neutral during the war. The country entered a period of high unemployment and out-of-control inflation that led to the Sammarinese Fascist Party (PFS) gaining control of the country in 1923. When Benito Mussolini took power in Italy, it only allowed the PFS to assert more control over San Marino.

During WWII, San Marino remained neutral, but that still didn’t protect the PFS from the anti-fascism sentiment that was sweeping Europe. On July 25, 1943, Benito Mussolini was dismissed as Italy’s head of state and then placed into custody. On July 28, 1943, the people of San Marino moved to remove their fascist government, and the PFS’s rule ended.

Observing the Anniversary of the Fall of the Fascist Government

This holiday is a day off for the general population, and people use this day off to attend one of the many events across the country. There are parades, concerts, festivals, and cultural events that people can take part in. People can also visit one of the many museums in San Marino if they’re open on this public holiday.

Where is it celebrated?
San Marino (National holiday)
When is it?
This year (2024)
July 28 Sunday
Next year (2025)
July 28 Monday
Last year (2023)
July 28 Friday