No it is not a holiday

Well what I thought was a Bank Holiday in Italy last Monday was not a holiday. It was Wednesday.

Apparently the Italian Liberation Day falls on the same date every year, and that becomes the bank holiday or day off. If it is a Sunday, they have no holiday.

In Turkey they say it Children’s Day or “National Sovereignty and Children’s Day” in Turkish, 23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı, it commemorates the opening of Turkish National Assembly in 1920 during the Turkish War of Independence. The name of Children’s Day came in 1929 recommended by the Institution of Children’s Protection.

Whatever, I was working in Milan on the PhotoReading course. A really great course, which I will write about later.

Better still, Elena Martelli, my translator, took me for the pizza and Jack Frost ice cream.


Phillip Holt eating a great pizza in Milan

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