Holiday is rather less compared with Japan Italy. People enjoy a long vacation that much of the summer. Holiday on the Catholic is the main.

(The Epiphany) (New Year's Day) the 6th January 1
March Easter and Easter Monday (annual change)
April Easter and Easter Monday (change every year), the 25th (Italy Liberation Day)
May 1 (May Day)
June 2 (Republic National Day)
August 15 (Assumption Day)
November 1 (All Saints Day)
December 8 (Immaculate Conception Day), Christmas on the 25th, 26th Stefano Festival

* National holiday the day of the patron saint of the city is added to the national holiday of the above.

Business hour

It is common to take a lunch break in Italy, except that it is also open Sunday is now in many shops outside the office will be liberalization in recent years. Place that is open one day without taking a lunch break there are many stores in major cities, it is now very convenient for travelers with no time. Normal office, such as banks 19 shops of general (8:30 to 13:00 Bank), 9:30 to 12:30 15:00 to 18:00 (also 14:30 to 16:00 Bank): I am normally open up to 30.