Chat with the Consulate: Italy
An evening of Italian food and wine
On June 2, Boston International had the pleasure of presenting the fourth event in our Chat with the Consulate series. Co-hosted by the Italian Consulate at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge, the event presented our members with an opportunity to enjoy an evening of live music, Italian food, and wine to commemorate the Festa della Repubblica Italiana with friends and family of the consulate.
About the Festa della Republica:
The Festa della Repubblica is celebrated on the second day of June, and it commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when (by universal suffrage) the Italian population was called to decide what form of government (monarchy or republic) to give to the country after World War II and the fall of Fascism. After 85 years of monarchy, with 12,717,923 votes for and 10,719,284 votes against, Italy became a Republic, and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were deposed and exiled. This is one of the most important Italian public holidays which, like July 14 in France and July 4 in the USA, celebrates the birth of the nation. A grand military parade is held in central Rome.
About the Chat with the Consulate Series:
In addition to our intellectual speaker events, Boston International hosts events that are social and cultural in nature. Our Chat with the Consulate series allows Boston International members the opportunity to socialize and network, while also engaging with consuls in the Boston area on a range of exciting international topics.