Thursday April 6, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).
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.
Monday April 10, 2023
Culture : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month . Easter would be marked by the dominical letter and the epactus. 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)
Monday April 17, 2023
School holidays :
Labor Day/May Day
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 .
Sunday May 28, 2023
Special Events :
Monday May 29, 2023
Catholic : Virgin of the Sea in Santander only
Summer holiday (beginning)
Friday June 30, 2023
School holidays : One week earlier for primary
Tuesday July 25, 2023
Secular holiday : James the Apostle in Santander only
Tuesday July 25, 2023
Catholic : One of three witnesses of the Transfiguration of Christ in Mt. Tabor, but also a witness to Jesus' agony. Santander only
Friday July 28, 2023
Secular holiday : Día de las Instituciones de Cantabria
Tuesday August 15, 2023
Summer holiday (end)
Thursday September 7, 2023
School holidays : 6 sep.: beginning for ESDIR /7 sep.: beginning for EI y EP /
8 sep.: beginning forESO y BACH. / 11 sep.: beginning for2º
cursos de FPB, CFGM y CFGS /15 sep.: beginning forCEPAs
18 sep.: Comienzo 1º cursos de FPB, CFGM y CFGS
Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida
Friday September 15, 2023
Catholic : Patron Saint of Cantabria