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Spain : 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, 2022Vuelta a EspañaSports events
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Monday September 26, 2022Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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Wednesday October 12, 2022National DayNational Day
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Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic
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Tuesday January 24, 2023Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
Catholic :

Vuelta a España

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Friday August 19, 2022
Sports events : Https://www.lavuelta.es/fr/ cycling race - lasts 2 weeks 2022 edition confirmed

Rosh Hashanah

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Monday September 26, 2022
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday

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.

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

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 Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
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.

School holidays

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Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : calendars gazetted by the respective Departments of Education
Each province carries its own specific set of holidays, please scroll on the concerned province

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
Autonomous University of Madrid ranking: Times Higher Education #351-400/QS ranking #187/Shanghai #201-300

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

Reporter's Day

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Tuesday January 24, 2023
Special Events :

Valentine's Day

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Tuesday February 14, 2023
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February