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Spain (La Rioja) : 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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022EpiphanyCatholic
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 8, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 14, 2022Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Thursday June 9, 2022La Rioja DaySecular holiday
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Saturday June 11, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Friday June 24, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 25, 2022St James the ApostolEvents, celebrations...
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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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Thursday January 6, 2022
Catholic : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Http://www.larioja.org
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 493
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 700 hours
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required

Dates confirmed till July 2022

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Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :

Maundy Thursday

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Thursday April 14, 2022
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 15, 2022
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 18, 2022
Catholic : 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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Monday April 18, 2022
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Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

La Rioja Day

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Thursday June 9, 2022
Secular holiday :

Regional holiday

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Saturday June 11, 2022
Catholic : St Bernabas went to live with the Christians in Jerusalem after selling his estate and giving the money to the apostles. When Paul came to Jerusalem after his unexpected conversion, it was Barnabas who convinced the apostles to trust their old enemy. He and Paul then did missionary work together. At Iconium, the capital of Lycaonia, they narrowly escaped stoning at the hands of the mob whom the rulers had stirred up against them. A miraculous cure wrought by St Paul upon a cripple at Lystra led the pagan inhabitants to conclude that the gods were come amongst them. They hailed St Paul as Hermes or Mercury because he was the chief speaker, and St Barnabas as Zeus or Jupiter and were with difficulty restrained from offering sacrifices to them. But, with the proverbial fickleness of the mob, they soon rushed to the other extreme and stoned St Paul, severely wounding him (shagtown.com) Logroño only

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 24, 2022
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St James the Apostol

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Monday July 25, 2022
Culture : One of three witnesses of the Transfiguration of Christ in Mt. Tabor, but also a witness to Jesus' agony.