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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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • 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
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Thursday july 25, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday august 19, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday august 22, 2024America's CupSports events
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    Monday september 23, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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    Tuesday september 24, 2024La Merced (Barcelona only)Secular holiday
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    Sunday september 29, 2024Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday october 29, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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    Thursday october 31, 2024All Saints - (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 6, 2025EpiphanyCatholic
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    Tuesday january 7, 2025Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Regional holiday

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    Thursday july 25, 2024
    Secular holiday : Epistle of Saint James in Girona only

    Regional holiday

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Secular holiday : Sant Magi Tarragona only

    America's Cup

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    Thursday august 22, 2024
    Sports events : Official Opening Ceremony in Barcelona

    Regional holiday

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    Monday september 23, 2024
    Catholic : Santa Tecla - St Constant Celebration in Tarragona only

    La Merced (Barcelona only)

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    Tuesday september 24, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Regional holiday

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    Sunday september 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : St Michael - Christian celebration of angels as companions who help fight off the power of evil and who are present at the hour of death. in Lleida only

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday october 29, 2024
    Catholic : San Narciso Girona only

    All Saints - (beginning)

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    St Stephen's Day

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Epiphany

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    Monday january 6, 2025
    Catholic : Employees may substitute this holiday, which is a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Tuesday january 7, 2025
    School holidays : Http://ensenyament.gencat.cat
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 493
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Average class size: more than 25
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 700 hours
    Usually no school on Saturday
    Teaching hours: from 09:00 till 13:00
    No uniform required
    QS Best Student Cities rating for Barcelona: #32
    University of Barcelona ranking: Times Higher Education #163/QS ranking #156/Shanghai (2023) #201-300
    Autonomous University of Barcelona ranking: Times Higher Education #163/QS ranking #195/Shanghai (2023) #301-400

    We carry confirmed dates till Oct July 2025

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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