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Spain (Basque Country) : 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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Friday January 7, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday January 20, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday April 4, 2022Vuelta al Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko ItzuliaSports events
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Wednesday April 13, 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 or protestant
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday April 28, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Alava MarathonSports events
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Friday June 24, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 25, 2022St James the ApostolCatholic
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Sunday July 31, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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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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Friday January 7, 2022
School holidays : Www.hezkuntza.ejgv.euskadi.net
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education - gazetted by the Ministry of Education - some variations for summer holidays
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
University of the Basque Country ranking: Times Higher Education #501-600/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #401-500

Dates confirmed till July 2022

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

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Thursday January 20, 2022
Secular holiday : Tamborrada drum parade, since 1836 in St Sebastian

Vuelta al Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Itzulia

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Monday April 4, 2022
Sports events : Www.itzulia.net Cycling race - lasts 5 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday April 13, 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 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 19, 2022
School holidays :

Regional holiday

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Thursday April 28, 2022
Catholic : St Prudence Vitoria only

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 .

Alava Marathon

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Sunday May 8, 2022
Sports events : Www.maratonmartinfiz.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 24, 2022
School holidays :

St James the Apostol

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

Regional holiday

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Sunday July 31, 2022
Catholic : St Ignatius Loyala - Founder of the society of Jesus. Patron saint of retreats and retreatants Bilbao and San Sebastián only