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St. Stephen's Day

St. Stephen's Day in Italy celebrates the first believed Christian martyr, St. Stephen. This holiday occurs December 26th every year.

Celebration\ Observance

On this holiday people visit churches, markets, carnivals, and festivals. Schools, banks, post offices, and governmental offices are closed.

History

St Stephen, who was believed to be the first Christian martyr, was stoned to death in 33 CE. It became an official holiday in 1947 in Italy.