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Spain (Catalonia) : 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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    Tuesday December 6, 2022Constitution DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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    Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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    Wednesday December 21, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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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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    Monday February 27, 2023Mobile World CongressTradeshows
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Barcelona MarathonSports events
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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    Monday March 20, 2023Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (cycling race)Sports events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday April 17, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday April 17, 2023Barcelona Tennis OpenSports events
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    Sunday April 23, 2023St George Day (Giorgoba)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 11, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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    Saturday May 13, 2023Salón Internacional Del AutomóvilTradeshows
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    Saturday May 13, 2023Salón Internacional Del AutomóvilTradeshows
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    Monday May 29, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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    Constitution Day

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    Tuesday December 6, 2022
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the 1978 referendum when the Spanish people voted to approve the constitution.

    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

    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.

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday December 21, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant :

    St Stephen's Day

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

    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 : Employees may substitute this holiday, which is a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Http://ensenyament.gencat.cat
    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
    Teaching hours: from 09:00 till 13:00
    No uniform required
    QS Best Student Cities rating for Barcelona: #32
    University of Barcelona ranking: Times Higher Education #163/QS ranking #156/Shanghai #151-200
    Autonomous University of Barcelona ranking: Times Higher Education #163/QS ranking #195/Shanghai #301-400

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

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

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    Tradeshows : Https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/ in Barcelona 2023 edition confirmed

    Barcelona Marathon

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    Sports events : Www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es/ 2022 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    Catholic : San José in Tarragona only

    Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (cycling race)

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    Sports events : Www.voltacatalunya.cat 2023 edition confirmed

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    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 Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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 11, 2023
    School holidays :

    Regional holiday

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : Second Monday after Easter Barcelona only

    Barcelona Tennis Open

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    St George Day (Giorgoba)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Culture :

    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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    Thursday May 11, 2023
    Catholic : St Anastasia in Lleida only

    Salón Internacional Del Automóvil

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    Saturday May 13, 2023
    Tradeshows : Https://www.firabarcelona.com lasts 8 days -- in Barcelona 2023 edition confirmed

    Salón Internacional Del Automóvil

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    Saturday May 13, 2023
    Tradeshows : Https://www.firabarcelona.com/montjuic/ lasts one week -- in Barcelona

    Regional holiday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Catholic : Whit Monday, Segunda Pascua or Pascua granada can be substituted according to the year in Barcelona, Girone and Tarragone