June 2, 2020 – Italy Republic Day 2020

Today’s Doodle celebrates Italy Republic Day, a time to honor collective Italian pride and remember those that defended the nation. On this day in 1946, a public referendum ended the ruling monarchy in favor of a republican government, and the Republic of Italy was born. Known locally as Festa della Repubblica, Italy’s Republic Day is a national public holiday celebrated from the Mediterranean shores in the south to the Alps in the north, and everywhere in between. With 20 distinct regions, Italy is home to a wide array of cultural diversity that has developed over the past centuries to make the European nation the melting pot of cuisine, people, and traditions that it is today. Illustrated in today’s Doodle is the Corona d’Alloro, a laurel wreath laid on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the towering white marble monument that symbolizes Italian freedom in Rome’s center, the Altare della Patria, during the annual Republic Day ceremony.

Buona Festa della Repubblica!

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