Festa della Repubblica Events in San Francisco

May 30, 2013 1068

by Nickolas Marinelli

As la Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) approaches, San Francisco's Italian Community is preparing for three events that have marked the day for decades in the City by the Bay. Besides the invitation-only celebration hosted by the Italian Consulate each year, San Francisco will pay special tribute to la patria on both ends of town.

On Sunday, June 2, the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) will host its 93rd Annual Running of the Statuto Race. The San Francisco race was first run in 1920 in honor of the Statuto Albertino, the document by which Charles Albert, King of Sardegna, in effect created a constitution that laid the groundwork for the full unification of Italy two decades later. While the original Statuto Albertino was signed on May 4th, the SFIAC changed the celebration date to June 2nd to coincide with Republic Day in 1948. It was on that day that the new, post-war constitution became effective in Italy (replacing the Statuto Albertino).

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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