Comitato 8 Ottobre - Per non dimenticare

8 October: National day

The Italian Republic recognizes October 8 as National Day "Not to forget"


here is the detail of the decree law

Art. 7-bis

(Establishment of the National Day "Not to forget")


1. In order to promote the safety of means of transport in terms of protecting the safety of people and property involved in passenger transport operations, the Republic recognizes October 8 as National Day "Not to forget".


2. A National day referred to in paragraph 1 does not determine the civil effects referred to in law no. 260, does not entail reductions in working hours in public offices nor, if it falls on a weekday, constitutes a holiday or entails a reduction in hours for schools of all levels, pursuant to articles 2 and 3 of the law of 5 March 1977, n. 54.


3. On the occasion of the National Day "Not to forget" the institutions that have competence in the sector, including schools of all levels, also in coordination with the associations and organizations operating in the sector, can organize ceremonies throughout the national territory, initiatives and meetings in order to remember the victims of accidents and to raise public awareness of safety in transport, the centrality of the passenger, respect for human dignity and the value of the life of each individual.


4. The implementation of this article must not result in new or greater burdens on public finance.




Raffaella Paita"With the establishment of the national day 'Not to forget', introduced through an amendment to the Transport Decree, the aim is to protect the safety of means of transport and the safety of passengers". This was stated by Raffaella Paita, president of the Transport Commission of the Chamber, regarding the amendment presented together with the other rapporteur of the provision Alessia Rotta and approved.

"The date set for its celebration, 8 October, recalls the tragedy that occurred on the runway of Linate airport in 2001. It is the plane crash which, with 118 deaths, represents the most terrible of the accidents that occurred in the sector. The institution of the day serves precisely to cultivate the memory of that dramatic experience not only for the tragic toll of human lives but also as a reminder of what must not be done to protect the life of the people transported. for this purpose, the possibility of organizing ceremonies, initiatives and meetings throughout the national territory to remember the victims of accidents and raise public awareness on the issue of safety in transport and the centrality of the value of the safety of passengers", she concludes.