June 2nd marked the day in 1946 when Italy voted in a referendum to abolish the monarchy and become a republic. King of Italy had supported Mussolini and Italians' had plunged their support for the monarchy. The public grew hostile and the royal family was exiled from Italy forever as punishment.
Yesterday, a group of my friends gathered to celebrate the Festival of Republica with Boston International. The event was full of Italian music, food, wine, and hazelnut gelato.