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Spain (Catalonia) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Spain (Catalonia) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Spain has set in 2007 a maximum of 14 public holidays (fiestas) every year: no more than two of those can be at a local level.
Internet domain: .es - Telephone code: +34 - International dialing code: 00
European Truck Ban: 08:00 to 24:00 on Sundays, public holidays eve
Currency: Euro (EUR) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Basque (0.8 million speakers), Catalan (10 million speakers), Spanish (315 million speakers in 20 countries), Galician (3 million speakers), Valencian (2 million speakers) ...
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Barcelona Marathon*Sunday March 11, 2018Sports events 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Friday March 23, 2018School holidays 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter holiday (end)Tuesday April 3, 2018School holidays 
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Second Monday after Easter**Monday April 9, 2018Culture 
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Barcelona Tennis Open*Monday April 23, 2018Sports events 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Alimentaria**Tuesday May 8, 2018Tradeshows 
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F1 Grand Prix*Sunday May 13, 2018Sports events 
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Regional holiday**Monday May 21, 2018Catholic 
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Hispack**Tuesday May 29, 2018Tradeshows 
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summer holiday (beginning)Tuesday June 5, 2018School holidays 
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Solstice festival*Friday June 15, 2018Culture 
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Motorcycle Grand Prix*Sunday June 17, 2018Sports events 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday June 22, 2018School holidays 
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St John**Sunday June 24, 2018Secular holiday 
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Epistle of Saint James (Girona only)Wednesday July 25, 2018Catholic 
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Assumption*Wednesday August 15, 2018Catholic 
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Sant Magi (Tarragona only)Sunday August 19, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (end)Monday September 10, 2018School holidays 
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La Diada*Tuesday September 11, 2018National Day 
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St Constant Celebration (Tarragona only)*Sunday September 23, 2018Catholic 
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La Merced (Barcelona only)Monday September 24, 2018Secular holiday 
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St Constant Celebration (Tarragona only)Monday September 24, 2018Culture 
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St Michael (Lleida only)*Saturday September 29, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Barcelona Marathon -
Sunday March 11, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es/ 2018 edition confirmed


San José (Tarragona only) -
Tuesday March 19, 2019

Culture :


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday March 23, 2018

School holidays :


Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Easter holiday (end) -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

School holidays :


Second Monday after Easter -
Monday April 9, 2018

Culture : Barcelona only


St George Day (Giorgoba) -
Tuesday April 23, 2019

Culture :


Barcelona Tennis Open -
Monday April 23, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.atptennis.com/ 2018 edition confirmed


Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Alimentaria -
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - http://www.alimentaria.com in Barcelona 2018 edition confirmed


St Anastasia (Lleida only) -
Saturday May 11, 2019

Catholic :


F1 Grand Prix -
Sunday May 13, 2018

Sports events : In Barcelona - http://www.formulatours.com 2018 edition confirmed
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Regional holiday -
Monday May 21, 2018

Catholic : Whit Monday, Segunda Pascua or Pascua granada can be substituted according to the year in certain cities only


Hispack -
Tuesday May 29, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - http://www.hispack.com in Barcelona 2018 edition confirmed


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Tuesday June 5, 2018

School holidays :


Solstice festival -
Friday June 15, 2018

Culture : Lasts 4 days - in Girona please check dates: http://www.tribalgirona.info/


Motorcycle Grand Prix -
Sunday June 17, 2018

Sports events : Www.motogp.com 2018 edition confirmed
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Regional holiday -
Monday June 17, 2019

Secular holiday : Festa d’Aran in Val d'Aran only (but Dec. 26 IS NOT a public holiday)


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 22, 2018

School holidays :


St John -
Sunday June 24, 2018

Secular holiday : John is described in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. Another celebration is August 29th in remembrance of his beheading. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Epistle of Saint James (Girona only) -
Wednesday July 25, 2018

Catholic :


Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.


Sant Magi (Tarragona only) -
Sunday August 19, 2018

Secular holiday :


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday September 10, 2018

School holidays : CEAPA


La Diada -
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Secular holiday : On September 11th 1714, Felipe V annulled Barcelona's laws and institutions and took action against the Catalan tongue and culture. La Diada refers to the nationalist feelings in Catalonia.


St Constant Celebration (Tarragona only) -
Sunday September 23, 2018

Catholic : Santa Tecla


La Merced (Barcelona only) -
Monday September 24, 2018

Secular holiday :


St Constant Celebration (Tarragona only) -
Monday September 24, 2018

Culture :


St Michael (Lleida only) -
Saturday September 29, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Christian celebration of angels as companions who help fight off the power of evil and who are present at the hour of death.