Welcome to Italian Week 2014
Celebrating the Italian National Day and in its 8th year now, Italian Week 2014 (26th May to 2nd Of June) will once again shine the light on all things Italian in Queensland. Together with our partners, the Brisbane City Council Multicultural Affairs Queensland, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Treasury Casino and many others, Italian Week 2014 presents 'Stories of Italy and Italian Stories'.
Italians have greatly influenced and contributed to science, arts, technology, cuisine and sports abroad and worldwide. Join us during Italian Week for films, mandolins, culinary events, music, celebration and much more as we showcase the influence of Italian Culture in Australia.
From the catwalks of Milan to the Emerald Beaches of Sardinia, from the relics of Ancient Rome, to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, Italian Week is your chance to enjoy Italy without the airfare. Italy is the ultimate epitome of classical beauty and contemporary appeal, imbued with renaissance gracefulness and cultural uniqueness. Its fashion, automobiles, leather goods, gourmets and fine wine have long been the world's envy.
Italian Culture and lifestyle is firmly entrenched in the Australian cultural landscape and continues to grow in appreciation and interest. Italy is a country where you can find tradition fused with innovation. The "Made in Italy" label represents not only the highest quality achieved by all the Italian craftsmen but also the persistency they hold throughout centuries.
Italian Week celebrates the National Day of Italy, presenting the genius and Italian lifestyle and showcases the very unique Italian experience via Art, gastronomy and luxury conveyance.
What is Italian Week?
- A celebration of Italian culture and the influence of Italy worldwide.
- Encompassing anyone who wants to participate
- It celebrates Italian migration and culture.
- During the century between 1870 and 1970, with over 26 million people migrated internationally from Italy.
- Celebrating the Italian National Day
- It commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when Italian citizens were called to decide between a monarchy and republic.
- After 85 years of monarchy Italy became a Republic, and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were deposed and exiled.
- The 2nd of June is one of the most important Italian national holidays which, like July 14th in France (Storming of the Bastille) and July 4th in the USA (Independence Day), celebrate the birth of the nation.
Where is it held?
Italian Week can be celebrated everywhere and particularly where there are Italians who are proud of there heritage and way of life. This site lists events in Australia and particularly in Queensland
26th May to 2nd of June every year
You are invited to enthusiastically celebrate all things Italian and the Italian way of life. There are many ways to celebrate and you can do it from wherever you are in the world.
Italian Week is open to every one and in particular with those of Italian origin.