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Friday february 2, 2024Día de la Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Tenerife only)Catholic
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Friday february 2, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Friday february 2, 2024CandlemassCatholic
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Thursday february 8, 2024Fasching (banks remain open)Catholic
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Monday february 12, 2024Optional holidayCatholic
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Tuesday february 13, 2024CarnivalCatholic
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Wednesday february 14, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Wednesday february 14, 2024Optional holidayCatholic
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Tuesday march 19, 2024St Joseph's DayCatholic
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Tuesday march 19, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday march 25, 2024San JoséCatholic
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Thursday march 28, 2024Maundy ThursdayCatholic
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Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic
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Saturday march 30, 2024Black SaturdayCatholic
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Saturday march 30, 2024Holy SaturdayCatholic
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Saturday march 30, 2024Optional holidayCatholic
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Sunday march 31, 2024EasterCatholic
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Sunday march 31, 2024Optional holidayCatholic
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Monday april 1, 2024Optional holidayCatholic
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Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic
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Thursday april 11, 2024Alicante Santa Faz PilgrimageCatholic
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Friday april 12, 2024Our Lady of PenhaCatholic
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Thursday april 25, 2024St Mark's DayCatholic
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Sunday april 28, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Friday may 3, 2024Day of the Most Holy Cross of MiraclesCatholic
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Monday may 13, 2024Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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Wednesday may 15, 2024St IsidoreCatholic
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Sunday may 19, 2024Simon the Zealot dayCatholic
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Monday may 20, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday may 30, 2024Corpus CristiCatholic
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Thursday may 30, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday may 30, 2024Corpus ChristiCatholic
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Saturday june 1, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday june 3, 2024Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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Tuesday june 4, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday june 10, 2024Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)Catholic
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Tuesday june 11, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Wednesday june 12, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday june 13, 2024St Anthony (Lisbon only)Catholic
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Thursday june 13, 2024St AnthonyCatholic
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Monday june 24, 2024St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)Catholic
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Monday june 24, 2024St JohnCatholic
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Monday june 24, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Tuesday june 25, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday june 29, 2024St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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Saturday june 29, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday june 29, 2024St Peter and Paul's Day (Rome only)Catholic
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Monday july 1, 2024St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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Saturday july 6, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday july 25, 2024St James the ApostolCatholic
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Wednesday july 31, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday august 10, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday august 12, 2024Virgin of Africa (Céuta only)Catholic
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Thursday august 15, 2024Assumption (Guatemala City only)Catholic
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Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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Friday august 16, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday august 19, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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Monday august 19, 2024Assumption (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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Thursday august 22, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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Día de la Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Tenerife only)

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Friday february 2, 2024
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Friday february 2, 2024
Catholic : Virgen de la Calle in Palencia only

Candlemass

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Friday february 2, 2024
Catholic : Candlemas is a Roman Catholic festival that commemorates the ritual purification of Mary 40 days after the birth of her son. The candles used in the church during the rest of the year are blessed.

Fasching (banks remain open)

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Thursday february 8, 2024
Catholic :

Optional holiday

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Monday february 12, 2024
Catholic : Carnival

Carnival

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Tuesday february 13, 2024
Catholic : Called 'festa móvel' in Brazil.

Regional holiday

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Wednesday february 14, 2024
Catholic : Ash Wednesday in Bellinzona only

Optional holiday

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Wednesday february 14, 2024
Catholic : Ash Wednesday

St Joseph's Day

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Tuesday march 19, 2024
Catholic : Known as Jum San Ġużepp, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the foster-father of Jesus Christ. It has the rank of a solemnity in the Roman Catholic Church. [Wikipedia]

Regional holiday

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Tuesday march 19, 2024
Catholic : San José in Tarragona only

San José

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Monday march 25, 2024
Catholic : Tribute to Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary.

Maundy Thursday

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Thursday march 28, 2024
Catholic :

Good Friday

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Friday march 29, 2024
Catholic : Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.

Black Saturday

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Saturday march 30, 2024
Catholic : Also called Sabado de Gloria, is the day after Jesus Christ died on the cross. This is a day of mourning for people who believed in Christ when others chose to condemn Him and want Him dead. Paid holiday

Holy Saturday

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Saturday march 30, 2024
Catholic : Paid holiday

Optional holiday

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Saturday march 30, 2024
Catholic : Easter Saturday Christian community only

Easter

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Sunday march 31, 2024
Catholic : paid holiday

Optional holiday

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Sunday march 31, 2024
Catholic : Easter

Optional holiday

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Monday april 1, 2024
Catholic : Easter Monday only observed by the Catholic community

Easter Monday

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Monday april 1, 2024
Catholic : 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.

Alicante Santa Faz Pilgrimage

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Thursday april 11, 2024
Catholic : 300,000 people take part in this pilgrimage which dates back to 1489, when a pilgrimage was organized to pray for rain. 2024 edition confirmed

Our Lady of Penha

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Friday april 12, 2024
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St Mark's Day

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Thursday april 25, 2024
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Sunday april 28, 2024
Catholic : St Prudence Vitoria only

Day of the Most Holy Cross of Miracles

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Friday may 3, 2024
Catholic :

Ascension (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday may 13, 2024
Catholic :

St Isidore

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Wednesday may 15, 2024
Catholic : Isidore (c.560-636) the Husbandman (or Farmer) is the patron saint of farmers, and Madrid. When a young boy, he became discouraged with his studies and ran away from school, but he came across a steadily dripping stream of water that had worn a deep hallow in a rock, and this He succeeded his brother as the bishop of Seville, but is better known for his writings. inspired him to return to his studies. His brothers Leander, Fulgentius, and Florentian are also saints. Observed in Spain as Feast of Saint Isadore. Also celebrated in Mexican towns whose patron saint is San Isidro. (shagtown.com)

Simon the Zealot day

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Sunday may 19, 2024
Catholic : Simon the Canaanian or Simon the Zealot is a 1st century Jew and one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. Tradition sees the Apostle Simon as one of the four half-brothers of Jesus (Matthew 13, 55 and Mark 6, 3). A text attributed to Hippolytus of Rome indicates that Simeon of Clopas was also nicknamed the Zealot . On this basis, some authors hypothesize that Simon the Canaanean could have been the second bishop of Jerusalem.

Regional holiday

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Monday may 20, 2024
Catholic : Whit Monday - Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry. Ciudad Real only

Corpus Cristi

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Thursday may 30, 2024
Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.

Regional holiday

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Thursday may 30, 2024
Catholic : Corpus Christi Sevilla only

Corpus Christi

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Thursday may 30, 2024
Catholic : For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity. Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church.

Regional holiday

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Saturday june 1, 2024
Catholic : Virgen de la Luz in Cuenca only

Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday june 3, 2024
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Tuesday june 4, 2024
Catholic : Virgin of the Sea in Santander only

Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)

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Monday june 10, 2024
Catholic : Devotional name used by some Roman Catholics to refer to the physical heart of Jesus Christ as a symbol of Divine love. Devotion to the Sacred Heart in focusing on Christ's heart metaphorically focuses on the emotional and moral life of Jesus and especially His love for humanity. Wikipedia

Regional holiday

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Tuesday june 11, 2024
Catholic : Virgin of Capilla Jaén only

Regional holiday

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Wednesday june 12, 2024
Catholic : St John of Sahagun in Salamanca only

St Anthony (Lisbon only)

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Thursday june 13, 2024
Catholic : also in Aljustrel, de Cascais, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Vila Real.

St Anthony

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Thursday june 13, 2024
Catholic : in Ceuta only

St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)

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Monday june 24, 2024
Catholic : Christian observance to remember the beheading of John who protested against the morality of king Herod. San Juan only

St John

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Monday june 24, 2024
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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Monday june 24, 2024
Catholic : St. John the Baptist 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 Almeria only

Regional holiday

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Tuesday june 25, 2024
Catholic : Jueves La Saca in Soria only

St Peter & St Paul

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Saturday june 29, 2024
Catholic : Or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary either of their death or of the translation of their relics. [Wikipedia]

Regional holiday

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Saturday june 29, 2024
Catholic : St Peter and St Paul in Burgos and Segovia only

St Peter and Paul's Day (Rome only)

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Saturday june 29, 2024
Catholic :

St Peter & St Paul

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Monday july 1, 2024
Catholic : Or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary either of their death or of the translation of their relics.

Regional holiday

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Saturday july 6, 2024
Catholic : Bajada de la Virgen Nuestra Señora de los Reyes in El Hierro only

St James the Apostol

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Thursday july 25, 2024
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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Wednesday july 31, 2024
Catholic : St Ignatius Loyala - Founder of the society of Jesus. Patron saint of retreats and retreatants Bilbao and San Sebastián only

Regional holiday

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Saturday august 10, 2024
Catholic : St Lorenzo in Huesca only

Virgin of Africa (Céuta only)

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Monday august 12, 2024
Catholic :

Assumption (Guatemala City only)

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Thursday august 15, 2024
Catholic :

Assumption

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Thursday august 15, 2024
Catholic : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.

Regional holiday

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Friday august 16, 2024
Catholic : Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña Cochabamba only

Assumption

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Monday august 19, 2024
Catholic : as of 2020, the date varies (should always fall on a Monday)

Assumption (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday august 19, 2024
Catholic : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: "We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory."

Regional holiday

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Thursday august 22, 2024
Catholic : Octava de la Virgen in Ciudad Real only