Italian Heritage Month 2024

Festitalia is proud to recognize June as Italian Heritage Month. The month recognizes the contributions that Italian-Canadians have made to the country.   Every June we honour and recognize the many years of achievements, successes and valuable contributions of Italian immigrants and Italian Canadians have made.

Canada is home to more than 1.5 million Canadians of Italian descent, which makes it one of the largest Italian migration groups in the world.  On October 7, 2010, the Legislature of the Province of Ontario passed Bill 103 into law declaring forever the month of June as Italian Heritage month. 

Festitalia’s Calendar features events and celebrations taking place in the City of Hamilton for Italian Heritage Month. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the rich heritage of Italian Canadians and the inspirational role that they have played and continue to play in our country. 


Popular recipes that originate from the Italian regions whose residents immigrated to Canada and settled in the Hamilton area.   

Buon Appetito!  Buona Cucina e tutti a tavola! 

Dante's 700th Anniversary

2021 marks the 700th Anniversary of the death of Dante, a symbol and icon of Italian culture in the world.

Musica in Cucina: Italian cooking

A food inspired music playlist…from the 50s all the way to present days…the perfect contorno while you are cooking..Mus..I mean Mangia!”

Italian Internment Apology

On May 27, 2021 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized on behalf of the Government of Canada in the House of Commons. Read how it has affected Hamilton Italians.

Dante Alighieri Anniversary

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Italian Heritage Awards

Celebrate Italian-Canadian Heritage as we invite you to join us to applaud and acknowledge the recipients of these prestigious awards.

Regional Clubs

To celebrate Italian-Canadian Heritage you can take-in the many culinary and culture events found in the photo gallery of each Club found on this page.

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