Italians celebrate many holidays, including international, national and religious holidays. The major holidays include New Year's Day (January 1), Epiphany (January 6), Easter/Liberation Day (April 25), Labor Day (May 1)... More » Geography Europe Italy

Halloween is not recognized as a federal or national holiday in the United States. However, the federal government does acknowledge it as a recognized American holiday. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Halloween

The United States Congress declared Nov. 11 Armistice Day on May 13, 1938. This national holiday was made to commemorate the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, and it was dedicated to world peace and honoring the soldi... More » History Modern History US History
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Many websites, including and, feature a map of the Dolomites Mountains. The maps, which are available for free, offer interactive route planning and other mountain climbing-related informatio... More » Geography Europe Italy

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Italy has a varied climate, including a harsh climate in northern Italy, a milder climate in central and southern Italy. Italy typically faces thunderstorms in fall moving into a rainy winter. More » Geography Europe Italy