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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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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Friday August 19, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday September 11, 2022La DiadaNational Day
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Friday September 23, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday September 24, 2022La Merced (Barcelona only)Secular holiday
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Thursday September 29, 2022Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday October 12, 2022National DayNational Day
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Friday October 28, 2022All Saints - (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday October 29, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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Wednesday December 21, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic
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Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 27, 2023Mobile World CongressTradeshows
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Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Friday August 19, 2022
Secular holiday : Sant Magi Tarragona only

La Diada

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Sunday September 11, 2022
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.

Regional holiday

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Friday September 23, 2022
Catholic : Santa Tecla - St Constant Celebration in Tarragona only

La Merced (Barcelona only)

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Saturday September 24, 2022
Secular holiday :

Regional holiday

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Thursday September 29, 2022
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

National Day

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Wednesday October 12, 2022
Secular holiday : To commemorate the arrival of Columbus in Americas in 1492. It is also celebrated as the day of the Armed Forces in Spain.

All Saints - (beginning)

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Friday October 28, 2022
School holidays :

Regional holiday

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Saturday October 29, 2022
Catholic : San Narciso Girona only

Immaculate Conception

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.

Immaculate Conception

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday December 21, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant :

St Stephen's Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
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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Friday January 6, 2023
Catholic : Employees may substitute this holiday, which is a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 9, 2023
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
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 #151-200
Autonomous University of Barcelona ranking: Times Higher Education #163/QS ranking #195/Shanghai #301-400

Dates confirmed till July 2023

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

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Monday February 27, 2023
Tradeshows : Https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/ in Barcelona 2023 edition confirmed