Las Fallas festival -
Friday March 15, 2019
Culture : Until March 19, papier mache effigies of celebrities are displayed in the streets of Valencia, and then burnt. - http://www.fallasfromvalencia.com in Valencia 2018 season confirmed
Monday March 19, 2018
Secular holiday : Big festivities in the region
Easter holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday March 28, 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.
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 10, 2018
School holidays :
Alicante Santa Faz Pilgrimage -
Thursday April 12, 2018
Catholic : Please check dates: http://www.santafaz.com/
300,000 people take part in this pilgrimage which dates back to 1489, when a pilgrimage was organized to pray for rain.