Italy celebrates the 75th Festa della Liberazione (independence day) on 25 April, an annual public holiday marking the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist rule at the end of world war two.

Traditionally the day is marked with large rallies, organized by the Associazione Nazionale Partigiani d’Italia, with all public offices and shops closed across Italy.
However this year the holiday occurs in the middle of a lockdown due to the coronavirus emergency in Italy, meaning that no public rallies will take place.
On 25 April Rome will hold a marathon of online cultural events in celebration of the day, with a particular focus on singers and musicians performing Bella Ciao.

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