Saturday, 2 June 2012

Festa della Repubblica - Google Doodle June 02, 2012

Google doodle today June 02, 2012 in Italia come with a theme Festa della Repubblica or Republic Day.
The Republic Day is a celebration in vogue in many states in which we celebrate the Republican establishment, usually coinciding with a significant date as the date of foundation, formation or liberation.

The Italian Republic Day is celebrated on June 2 to commemorate the birth of the Republic.

On 2 and 3 June 1946 was held, in fact, the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage under which the Italians were called to the polls to express their views on what form of government, monarchy or republic, give the country, following the fall of Fascism . After 85 years of reign, with 12,718,641 votes to 10,718,502 Italy became a republic and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were exiled.

On June 2, celebrates the birth of the nation, similar to the French July 14 (the anniversary of Bastille Day) and the U.S. July 4th (the day in 1776 was signed the Declaration of Independence).
Worldwide Italian embassies hold a celebration they are invited Heads of State of the host country. From all over the world flock to the Italian President the good wishes of the other Heads of State and special ceremonies are held in Italy.

Before the founding of the Republic, the Italian national holiday was the first Sunday in June, the Feast of the Albertine Statute.

By Act March 5, 1977, n.54, mainly because of the economic downturn, the Republic Day was moved to the first Sunday in June. Only in 2001 by the then President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the second government Amato, with Law n. 336, November 20, 2000, brought the celebrations to June 2, then returned to being a public holiday.

via wikipedia.