On the 2nd of June in 1946, the Kingdom of Italy held a national referendum to choose a form of government, with over 12 million Italians voting in favour of a Republic—putting an end to 85 years of monarchy. The second day of June has since become a national holiday known as Festa della Repubblica, which is celebrated all over Italy and in Italian communities worldwide.
Republic Day is one of the biggest events in the capital city of Rome, marked by a grand parade along the historic Via dei Fori Imperiali, which runs from the Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum, draped with an Italian flag to mark the occasion. A wreath is laid in honor of fallen soldiers at the Altare della Patria, and the Italian President opens the gardens of his residence, the Palazzo del Quirinale, where various military bands play for the public.
The day isn’t complete until the Italian Air Force’s world-renowned Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour Arrows) perform a synchronized flyover in their customized Alenia Aermacchi MB-339A jets, filling the sky with Italy’s national colours: green, white, and red.
We will be resuming our monthly meetings in July with a coffee/brunch to celebrate!
Date, place and details in the July Newsletter.
In August CineDante will start again - together with Adriana's best cannoncini - world famous in NZ!
Thanks to all students and teachers for coming to the finishing line of TERM 1... via ZOOM!
We took up the challenge with very good results - what a wonderful way to keep our groups together, continuing on with our learning while maintaining the safety distance.
Our lovely friend and teacher Rosa, is now a mum! Their sweet "piccolino" Flavio was born just in time to enjoy the long isolation period with his mum and dad! Here he is, our newest and youngest Dante member. Congratulazioni Rosa & Andy!
To all students: Term 2 will begin the second week of July and our classes will resume at Puriri Street. Please remember to enroll online:
Pay $255 to our bank account 117800-0054463-20 by 30th June. Please give your surname and class level as payment information. e.g. Ab Beg, Beg, PB, Int 1, Adv , etc.
A new Absolute Beginners course will be offered in July - let your friends know.
Check our website and/or talk to your teacher for any info or query.