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Spain (Canary Isles) : 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 holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday February 2, 2023Día de la Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Tenerife only)cards/flowers
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    Monday February 20, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 3, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Regional electionsSpecial Events
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Canary 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 : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Cele ated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Www.gobiernodecanarias.org
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    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

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    Día de la Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Tenerife only)

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    Thursday February 2, 2023
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : Carnival in Tenerife: Adeje, Arafo, Arico, Arona, Candelaria, El Rosario, El Sauzal, Fasnia, Granadilla, Icod, La Guanza, La Matanza, La Orotava, La Victoria, Puerto de la Cruz, la Laguna, San Miguel, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Úrsula and Tacoronte,

    Regional holiday

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

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Carnival in Santa Cruz only

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
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    Maundy Thursday

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Catholic :

    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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    Monday April 10, 2023
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    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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    Wednesday May 3, 2023
    Secular holiday : Santa Cruz Day in Santa Cruz only

    Regional elections

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
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    Canary Day

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    Tuesday May 30, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the anniversary of the first session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, held on May 30, 1983, about ten months after publication of the Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands.