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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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    Sunday March 19, 2023Barcelona MarathonSports events
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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    Monday March 20, 2023Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (cycling race)Sports events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday April 17, 2023Barcelona Tennis OpenSports events
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    Monday April 17, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday April 23, 2023St George Day (Giorgoba)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 11, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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    Saturday May 13, 2023Salón Internacional Del AutomóvilTradeshows
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    Sunday June 4, 2023F1 Grand PrixSports events
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    Monday June 5, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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    Saturday June 17, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday June 20, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday June 24, 2023St JohnSecular holiday
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    Tuesday July 25, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023AssumptionCatholic
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    Saturday August 19, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday September 3, 2023Motorcycle Grand PrixSports events
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    Monday September 4, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday September 11, 2023La DiadaNational Day
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    Saturday September 23, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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    Monday September 25, 2023La Merced (Barcelona only)Secular holiday
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    Friday September 29, 2023Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Barcelona Marathon

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    Sports events : Www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    Catholic : San José in Tarragona only

    Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (cycling race)

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    Sports events : Www.voltacatalunya.cat 2023 edition confirmed

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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 Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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)

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    Tuesday April 11, 2023
    School holidays :

    Barcelona Tennis Open

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : Second Monday after Easter Barcelona only

    St George Day (Giorgoba)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Culture :

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday May 11, 2023
    Catholic : St Anastasia in Lleida only

    Salón Internacional Del Automóvil

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    Saturday May 13, 2023
    Tradeshows : Https://www.firabarcelona.com/montjuic/ lasts one week -- in Barcelona

    F1 Grand Prix

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    Sunday June 4, 2023
    Sports events : Www.formulatours.com in Barcelona 2023 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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    Monday June 5, 2023
    Catholic : Whit Monday, Segunda Pascua or Pascua granada can be substituted according to the year in Barcelona, Girone and Tarragone

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday June 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : Festa d’Aran in Val d'Aran only (but Dec. 26 IS NOT a public holiday)

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday June 20, 2023
    School holidays : 2 days later in upper classes (ESO, Bachillerato y FP)

    St John

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    Saturday June 24, 2023
    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

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday July 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : Epistle of Saint James in Girona only

    Assumption

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    Catholic :

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday August 19, 2023
    Secular holiday : Sant Magi Tarragona only

    Motorcycle Grand Prix

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    Sunday September 3, 2023
    Sports events : Www.motogp.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday September 4, 2023
    School holidays : 2 days later in upper classes (ESO, Bachillerato y FP)

    La Diada

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    Monday September 11, 2023
    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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    Saturday September 23, 2023
    Catholic : Santa Tecla - St Constant Celebration in Tarragona only

    La Merced (Barcelona only)

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    Monday September 25, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Regional holiday

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    Friday September 29, 2023
    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