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June 2, 2018 – Italian National Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Italian community on the occasion of Italian National Day or Festa della Repubblica.

Festa della Repubblica is the Italian national holiday celebrated on the 2nd of June. It commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when the Italian population was called to decide what form of government to give to the country after the Second World War and the fall of Fascism.

All over the world Italian embassies hold celebrations with Heads of State of the host country. Special official ceremonies and military parades also take place in Italy.

Toronto is a proud multicultural city that embraces a wide variety of cultures and faiths.  Our city flourishes because of the diversity of people who have chosen to make Toronto their home. It is important to recognize each and every community that plays a part in enhancing Toronto’s social and cultural landscape.

As the Newcomer’s Advocate with the City of Toronto I strongly believe that we must work to together to promote togetherness. We must Respect our newcomer communities. We must Accept our newcomer communities. We should Celebrate our diversity and Embrace our different cultures and traditions, because we are all part of the human RACE.