Italians in Tehran Mark National Day
Italians in Tehran Mark National Day
TEHRAN – Italian Embassy in Tehran by launching a ceremony on Sunday at its ambassador’s residence marked the National Day.

Italians in Tehran Mark National Day

TEHRAN (Iran News) Ambassador Paula Amadei, who began her mission in Iran last March, inaugurated the event with the title of Creativity and Made in Italy with the presence of over 500 guests, including members of the small but dynamic Italian community such as the Italian school “Pietro della Valle” in Tehran, as well as Iranian officials, civil society representatives, media personnel, business owners, representatives of the cultural and art world, diplomatic corps, and representatives of selected international organizations.

After broadcasting a video message from Mr. Antonio Tajani, Deputy President of the European Commission and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, to Italian compatriots, Ambassador Amadei delivered her speech focusing on the fundamental values of the Italian Constitution, especially principles emphasizing freedom and equality without gender, race, language, religion, political beliefs, and individual and social conditions, which still serve as a beacon in the world towards the negation of war.


Italy, within the framework of the European Union and NATO, and this year also as the rotating presidency of the G7, supports multilateralism as a fundamental tool for pursuing peace in the Middle East and elsewhere. The ambassador invited dialogue within the framework of bilateral relations with Iran, even on the most controversial topics.

During the ceremony, guests were able to watch a series of video clips about Italy’s excellence in the world prepared by the local ICE office, as well as an exhibition of some of the most special examples of contemporary Italian design objects by artists including Gianfranco Frattini, Michele De Lucchi, and Enzo Mari, specially arranged in the historical garden of the Iranian Residence in collaboration with the Ravagh Group and under the supervision of Mohammadreza Movahedi.

Festa della Repubblica is the Italian National Day and Republic Day, which is celebrated on 2 June each year, with the main celebration taking place in Rome. The Festa della Repubblica is one of the national symbols of Italy.

The day commemorates the 1946 Italian institutional referendum held by universal suffrage, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism.

On 2 and 3 June 1946, an institutional referendum was held with which the Italians were called to the polls to decide which form of state – monarchy or republic – to give to the country. The referendum was announced at the end of World War II, a few years after the fall of the Fascist regime in Italy, the dictatorial regime that had been supported by the Italian royal family, the House of Savoy, for more than 20 years