To commemorate it, a grand military parade is held in central Rome, presided over by the President of the Italian Republic in his role as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The Prime Minister, formally known as the President of the Council of Ministers, and other high officers of state also attend.
There are important celebrations in all the Italian embassies and foreign heads of state are invited. Even though the main parade is in Rome, many Italian cities celebrate the day as well.
Prior to the foundation of the Republic, the Italian national day was the first Sunday in June, anniversary of the granting of the Statuto Albertino. Until 1977, this was the date of the celebrations for the 1948 foundation of the republic. The 2 June date became official in 2000.
The ceremony in Turin holds in piazza Castello, with attendance of various uniform group and the mayor and other governor representative.
The ceremony interests mostly the older generations who are most likely sing along whenever the national anthem is played.