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Spain (Valenciana) : 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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Saturday January 22, 2022St Vincent's Martyrdom (Valencia only)Secular holiday
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday March 15, 2022Las Fallas festivalEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday March 19, 2022FallesSecular holiday
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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 26, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday April 28, 2022Alicante Santa Faz PilgrimageCatholic
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday June 21, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday June 24, 2022Hogueras de San JuanEvents, celebrations...
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Friday June 24, 2022St JohnCatholic
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Wednesday June 29, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday July 14, 2022Benicassim FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday July 16, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany

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Thursday January 6, 2022
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 10, 2022
School holidays : Www.cece.gva.es
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
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
Polytechnic University of Valencia ranking: Times Higher Education #501-600/QS ranking #551-600/Shanghai #301-400

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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St Vincent's Martyrdom (Valencia only)

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Saturday January 22, 2022
Secular holiday :

Regional holiday

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Fiestas de la Magdalena in Castellon

Las Fallas festival

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Tuesday March 15, 2022
Culture : Www.fallasfromvalencia.com Until March 19, papier mache effigies of celebrities are displayed in the streets of Valencia, and then burnt. - in Valencia 2022 season confirmed

Falles

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Saturday March 19, 2022
Secular holiday : Big festivities in the region

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 26, 2022
School holidays :

Alicante Santa Faz Pilgrimage

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Thursday April 28, 2022
Catholic : Please check dates: http://www.santafaz.com/ 300,000 people take part in this pilgrimage which dates back to 1489, when a pilgrimage was organized to pray for rain. 2022 edition confirmed

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 .

Regional holiday

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Saint Vincent Ferrer in Valencia only

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Tuesday June 21, 2022
School holidays : Two days later in primary

Hogueras de San Juan

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Friday June 24, 2022
Culture : Hogueras de San Juan lasts 10 days - in Alicante 2022 edition confirmed

St John

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Friday June 24, 2022
Catholic : John is described in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. Another celebration is August 29th in remembrance of his beheading

Regional holiday

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Wednesday June 29, 2022
Secular holiday : St Peter and St Paul in Castellón only

Benicassim Festival

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Thursday July 14, 2022
Culture : Www.fiberfib.com pop and electronic music - lasts 2 days 2022 edition confirmed

Regional holiday

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Saturday July 16, 2022
Catholic : Virgen del Carmen celebration; patron saint of the sailors in Alicante