Sunday, June 2, 2013

Republic Day

June 2nd marks Republic Day in Italy, commemorating the anniversary of the referendum banishing the country's monarchy. After the end of World War II and killing of dictator Benito Mussolini, a republic was a fresh start for the nation. 

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According to a Yahoo! Finance article, this year's celebrations were slightly scaled back. This year's celebration only cost over 1 million euros, only a fraction of what was spent two years ago. Much of the traditional pomp and circumstance, such as tanks and horses were left out this year. 

A more simple Republic Day is just another example of how the Italian government is trying to cut back and stabilize the country's economy. 

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