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Spain (Galicia) : 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 January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holidays (end)School holidays
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    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Carnival Tuesday (banks remain open)Events, celebrations...
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday February 24, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday March 20, 2023San JoséEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Galician Humanities DaySecular holiday
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    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 : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holidays (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Www.xunta.es
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
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    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
    No uniform required
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Usually no school on Saturday
    No uniform required
    University of Santiago Compostela ranking: Times Higher Education #4--/QS ranking #601-650/Shanghai #301-400

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Carnival in Lugo only

    Carnival Tuesday (banks remain open)

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Culture :

    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : Ash Wednesday in Pontevedra only

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Friday February 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    San José

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    Culture :

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays : http://www.stecyl.es/ccaa/calendario_escolar_CCAA_04-05.pdf

    Maundy Thursday

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).

    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 holiday (end)

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    Tuesday April 11, 2023
    School holidays : http://www.stecyl.es/

    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 .

    Galician Humanities Day

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    Secular holiday :