Italian Republic Day Celebration 2019
Brunssum, the Netherlands - On 6 June the Italian Delegation at JFC Brunssum celebrated the 73rd anniversary of Italy's Republic Day together with many guests drawn from the nations represented at the Headquarters.
The 'Festa della Repubblica' is traditionally celebrated in Rome on 2 June with a parade across the city performed by Armed Forces and State bodies who pay tribute to the President of the Republic and celebrate the day, in 1946, when a referendum chose the new institutional form of the State.
During the evening event, hosted at the International Conference Centre, guests were shown a presentation about Italy's tradition, history, culture and an explanation of the Italian national anthem, followed by a speech by the Italian Senior Officer, Major General Antonio Bettelli, before enjoying Italian food specialties.
An enjoyable music programme encouraged many guests to dance and have fun on the dance floor as the evening progressed, while the children were entertained with games and toys.
A gift of a single red rose to each of the ladies attending the evening brought a delightful event to a close in traditional Italian style.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office