Let us all sing “Bella Ciao” on April 25, 75th anniversary of Italy’s Liberation Day
Italy’s Resistance Partisans’ Association (ANPI) is calling on all citizens to play and sing the Resistance anthem “Bella Ciao” from their windows and balconies on Saturday April 25, 2020, at 3 pm local time (2 pm UK time, 9 am EDT.)
For the first time since 1946 — one year after Italy’s freedom fighters defeated the Nazis and Mussolini’s fascist regime with the help of the Allies — we won’t be able to march on our streets to mark Italy’s Liberation Day.
And yet now — “More than ever — we need hope, unity, and roots that may give us the strength and perseverance to look forward to a new dawn of Liberation.”
ANPI’s national committee is looking for a way to have “Bella Ciao” broadcast by radio and TV stations, and has launched the HT #bellaciaoinognicasa (“Bella Ciao in every home”.)
A number of associations have already given their support to the ANPI flash mob and are calling on their members and supporters to take part in singing “Bella Ciao” at 3 pm, Saturday April 25. Among them, the main Trade unions — CGIL, CISL, UIL — a number of political parties, and the Sardines.
Do join us and sing with us “Bella Ciao” wherever you are!
Listen to our own rendition of “Bella Ciao”, on April 25, 2015, five years ago, in Piazza della Loggia in Brescia (click here).