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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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    Sunday march 10, 2024Barcelona MarathonSports events
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    Monday march 18, 2024Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (cycling race)Sports events
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    Monday march 18, 2024AlimentariaTradeshows
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    Tuesday march 19, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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    Friday march 22, 2024Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday april 2, 2024Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday april 8, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday april 15, 2024Barcelona Tennis OpenSports events
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    Tuesday april 23, 2024St George Day (Giorgoba)Events, celebrations...
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday may 11, 2024Salón Internacional Del AutomóvilTradeshows
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    Saturday may 11, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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    Tuesday may 14, 2024HispackTradeshows
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    Monday may 20, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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    Sunday may 26, 2024Motorcycle Grand PrixSports events
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    Monday june 17, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday june 21, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday june 23, 2024F1 Grand PrixSports events
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    Monday june 24, 2024St JohnSecular holiday
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    Thursday july 25, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Monday august 19, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday august 22, 2024America's CupSports events
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    Monday september 9, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday september 11, 2024La DiadaNational Day
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    Monday september 23, 2024Regional holidayCatholic
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    Tuesday september 24, 2024La Merced (Barcelona only)Secular holiday
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    Sunday september 29, 2024Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Barcelona Marathon

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    Sunday march 10, 2024
    Sports events : Www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es/ 2024 edition confirmed

    Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (cycling race)

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    Monday march 18, 2024
    Sports events : Www.voltacatalunya.cat 2024 edition confirmed

    Alimentaria

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    Monday march 18, 2024
    Tradeshows : Www.alimentaria.com lasts 5 days - in Barcelona 2024 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 22, 2024
    School holidays :

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    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 1, 2024
    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 2, 2024
    School holidays :

    Regional holiday

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    Monday april 8, 2024
    Secular holiday : Second Monday after Easter Barcelona only

    Barcelona Tennis Open

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    Monday april 15, 2024
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2024 edition confirmed

    St George Day (Giorgoba)

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    Tuesday april 23, 2024
    Culture :

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Salón Internacional Del Automóvil

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    Saturday may 11, 2024
    Tradeshows : Https://www.firabarcelona.com/montjuic/ lasts one week -- in Barcelona

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday may 11, 2024
    Catholic : St Anastasia in Lleida only

    Hispack

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    Tuesday may 14, 2024
    Tradeshows : Http://www.hispack.com lasts 5 days - in Barcelona 2024 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    Catholic : Whit Monday, Segunda Pascua or Pascua granada can be substituted according to the year in Barcelona, Girone and Tarragone

    Motorcycle Grand Prix

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    Sunday may 26, 2024
    Sports events : Www.motogp.com 2024 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Secular holiday : Festa d’Aran in Val d'Aran only (but Dec. 26 IS NOT a public holiday)

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 21, 2024
    School holidays : 2 days later in upper classes (ESO, Bachillerato y FP)

    F1 Grand Prix

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    Sunday june 23, 2024
    Sports events : Www.formulatours.com in Barcelona 2024 edition confirmed

    St John

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : 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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday july 25, 2024
    Secular holiday : Epistle of Saint James in Girona only

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Secular holiday : Sant Magi Tarragona only

    America's Cup

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    Thursday august 22, 2024
    Sports events : Official Opening Ceremony in Barcelona

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 9, 2024
    School holidays : 2 days later in upper classes (ESO, Bachillerato y FP)

    La Diada

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    Wednesday september 11, 2024
    Secular holiday : On September 11th 1714, Felipe V annulled Barcelona's laws and institutions and took action against the Catalan tongue and culture. La Diada refers to the nationalist feelings in Catalonia.

    Regional holiday

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    Monday september 23, 2024
    Catholic : Santa Tecla - St Constant Celebration in Tarragona only

    La Merced (Barcelona only)

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    Tuesday september 24, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Regional holiday

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    Sunday september 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : St Michael - Christian celebration of angels as companions who help fight off the power of evil and who are present at the hour of death. in Lleida only