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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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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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Monday January 31, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Monday February 28, 2022Mobile World CongressTradeshows
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Saturday March 19, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday March 21, 2022Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (cycling race)Sports events
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Saturday April 2, 2022Barcelona MarathonSports events
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Monday April 4, 2022AlimentariaTradeshows
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Friday April 8, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 8, 2022RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa DauradaSports events
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Barcelona Tennis OpenSports events
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday April 19, 2022HispackTradeshows
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Saturday April 23, 2022St George Day (Giorgoba)Events, celebrations...
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Sunday April 24, 2022F1 Grand PrixSports events
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday May 11, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Tuesday May 24, 2022HispackTradeshows
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday June 5, 2022Motorcycle Grand PrixSports events
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Monday June 6, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Friday June 17, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday June 22, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday June 24, 2022St JohnSecular holiday
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Monday July 25, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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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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 : 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
No uniform required
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

Dates confirmed till July 2022

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Parliament recess (end)

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Monday January 31, 2022
Special Events :

Mobile World Congress

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Monday February 28, 2022
Tradeshows : Https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/ in Barcelona 2022 edition confirmed

Regional holiday

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Saturday March 19, 2022
Catholic : San José in Tarragona only

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (cycling race)

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Monday March 21, 2022
Sports events : Www.voltacatalunya.cat 2022 edition confirmed

Barcelona Marathon

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Saturday April 2, 2022
Sports events : Www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es/ 2022 edition confirmed

Alimentaria

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Monday April 4, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.alimentaria.com lasts 5 days - in Barcelona 2022 edition confirmed

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :

RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada

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Friday April 8, 2022
Sports events : Lasts 3 days www.rallyracc.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

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.

Barcelona Tennis Open

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Monday April 18, 2022
Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

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 19, 2022
School holidays :

Hispack

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Tuesday April 19, 2022
Tradeshows : Http://www.hispack.com lasts 5 days - in Barcelona 2022 edition confirmed

St George Day (Giorgoba)

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Saturday April 23, 2022
Culture :

F1 Grand Prix

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Sports events : Www.formulatours.com in Barcelona 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 11, 2022
Catholic : St Anastasia in Lleida only

Hispack

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Tuesday May 24, 2022
Tradeshows : Http://www.hispack.com lasts 5 days - in Barcelona 2022 edition confirmed

Regional holiday

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Second Monday after Easter Barcelona only

Motorcycle Grand Prix

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Sports events : Www.motogp.com 2022 edition confirmed

Regional holiday

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Monday June 6, 2022
Catholic : Whit Monday, Segunda Pascua or Pascua granada can be substituted according to the year in Barcelona, Girone and Tarragone

Regional holiday

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Friday June 17, 2022
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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Wednesday June 22, 2022
School holidays :

St John

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Friday June 24, 2022
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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Monday July 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Epistle of Saint James in Girona only