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Thursday January 6, 2022EpiphanyCatholic
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Thursday January 13, 2022San Ilario (Parma only)Catholic
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Monday January 17, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday January 20, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday January 22, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday January 27, 2022St Devote's DayCatholic
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Saturday January 29, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Wednesday February 2, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Wednesday February 2, 2022CandlemassCatholic
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Monday February 14, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday February 24, 2022Fasching (banks remain open)Catholic
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Saturday February 26, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday February 28, 2022CarnivalCatholic
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Monday February 28, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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Tuesday March 1, 2022CarnivalCatholic
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Wednesday March 2, 2022Ash WednesdayCatholic
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Saturday March 19, 2022St Joseph's DayCatholic
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Saturday March 19, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday March 21, 2022San JoséCatholic
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Tuesday April 12, 2022Our Lady of PenhaCatholic
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Thursday April 14, 2022Maundy ThursdayCatholic
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic
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Saturday April 16, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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Saturday April 16, 2022Black SaturdayCatholic
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Saturday April 16, 2022Holy SaturdayCatholic
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic
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Sunday April 17, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic
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Monday April 18, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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Monday April 25, 2022St Mark's DayCatholic
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Thursday April 28, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday April 28, 2022Alicante Santa Faz PilgrimageCatholic
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Sunday May 15, 2022St IsidoreCatholic
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Monday May 30, 2022Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday June 4, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Sunday June 5, 2022Simon the Zealot dayCatholic
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Monday June 6, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday June 11, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday June 13, 2022St Anthony (Lisbon only)Catholic
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Monday June 13, 2022St AnthonyCatholic
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Monday June 13, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday June 16, 2022Corpus CristiCatholic
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Thursday June 16, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday June 16, 2022Corpus ChristiCatholic
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Monday June 20, 2022Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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Friday June 24, 2022St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)Catholic
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Friday June 24, 2022St JohnCatholic
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Friday June 24, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday June 25, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday June 27, 2022Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)Catholic
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Wednesday June 29, 2022St Peter and Paul's Day (Rome only)Catholic
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Wednesday June 29, 2022St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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Monday July 4, 2022St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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Monday July 25, 2022St James the ApostolCatholic
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Sunday July 31, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Epiphany

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Thursday January 6, 2022
Catholic : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

San Ilario (Parma only)

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Thursday January 13, 2022
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Monday January 17, 2022
Catholic : Feast of St. Anthony of Abad. Animal-blessing tradition that originated in Italy. St. Anthony of Abad (251-356) was also known as St. Anthony of the Desert or St. Anthony of Egypt. When animals are sprinkled and sanctified, they receive additional protection from St Anthony. in Pina, Ariani, Arta, Colonia de Sant Pere, Buger, Capdepera, Consell, S'Horta, Manacor, Porto Cristo, Maria de la Salut, Muro, Petra, Sa pobla, Son Carrioj, Can Picafori, Calonge, Cala d'Or, Llombards, Portopetro, Biniamar, Salines, Sant Jordi, Sineu, Servera, Vilafranca, Alaior, Ciutadella, Castell, Fornelis, Migjorn, Ferreries, Mao, Portmany, Santa Agnes, Sant Mateu

Regional holiday

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Thursday January 20, 2022
Catholic : St Sebastian, patron saint of archers, soldiers, and athletes. He was a captain of the guard in Rome, but when his religion was discovered by Emperor Diocletian, he was sentenced to be shot with arrows. He was left for dead, but survived the attack, and instead of fleeing the city, he confronted the emperor, who then had him clubbed to death in Palma only

Regional holiday

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Saturday January 22, 2022
Catholic : St Vincent - Patron saint of winegrowers in Huesca only

St Devote's Day

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Thursday January 27, 2022
Catholic : Information: According to legend Devota (Dévote in French), a young Christian girl, native of Corsica, would have been martyred by the prefect Barbarus under the Diocletian and Maximian Emperors on a date that one could place in 303 or 304. Her body was stolen by night by Christian believers, put into a boat, transported to Monaco and buried in the chapel of a small valley called des Gaumates , near the port, on 27 January of the same year. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Regional holiday

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Saturday January 29, 2022
Catholic : St Valery Saragossa only

Regional holiday

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Wednesday February 2, 2022
Catholic : Virgen de la Calle in Palencia only

Candlemass

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Wednesday February 2, 2022
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.

Regional holiday

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Monday February 14, 2022
Catholic : Ash Wednesday in Bellinzona only

Fasching (banks remain open)

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Thursday February 24, 2022
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Saturday February 26, 2022
Catholic : Barranquilla Carnival - www.carnavaldebarranquilla.org in Baranquilla only - lasts 4 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Carnival

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Monday February 28, 2022
Catholic :

Optional holiday

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Monday February 28, 2022
Catholic : Carnival

Carnival

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Catholic : Called 'festa móvel' in Brazil.

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday March 2, 2022
Catholic :

St Joseph's Day

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

San José

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Monday March 21, 2022
Catholic : Tribute to Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary.

Our Lady of Penha

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Tuesday April 12, 2022
Catholic :

Maundy Thursday

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Catholic :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic : Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.

Optional holiday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Catholic : Easter Saturday Christian community only

Black Saturday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
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 April 16, 2022
Catholic : Paid holiday

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic : paid holiday

Optional holiday

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic : Easter

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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.

Optional holiday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic : Easter Monday only observed by the Catholic community

St Mark's Day

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Monday April 25, 2022
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Thursday April 28, 2022
Catholic : St Prudence Vitoria only

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

St Isidore

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Sunday May 15, 2022
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)

Ascension (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday May 30, 2022
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
Catholic : Virgen de la Luz in Cuenca only

Regional holiday

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Saturday June 4, 2022
Catholic : Virgin of the Sea in Santander only

Simon the Zealot day

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Sunday June 5, 2022
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 June 6, 2022
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

Regional holiday

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Saturday June 11, 2022
Catholic : Virgin of Capilla Jaén only

St Anthony (Lisbon only)

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Monday June 13, 2022
Catholic : also in Aljustrel, de Cascais, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Vila Real.

St Anthony

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Monday June 13, 2022
Catholic : in Ceuta only

Regional holiday

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Monday June 13, 2022
Catholic : St John of Sahagun in Salamanca only

Corpus Cristi

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Thursday June 16, 2022
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 June 16, 2022
Catholic : Corpus Christi Sevilla only

Corpus Christi

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Thursday June 16, 2022
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.

Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday June 20, 2022
Catholic :

St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)

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Friday June 24, 2022
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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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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Friday June 24, 2022
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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Saturday June 25, 2022
Catholic : Jueves La Saca in Soria only

Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)

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Monday June 27, 2022
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

St Peter and Paul's Day (Rome only)

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Wednesday June 29, 2022
Catholic :

St Peter & St Paul

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Wednesday June 29, 2022
Catholic :

St Peter & St Paul

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Monday July 4, 2022
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. in Colombia, date varies from year to year

St James the Apostol

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Monday July 25, 2022
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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Sunday July 31, 2022
Catholic : St Ignatius Loyala - Founder of the society of Jesus. Patron saint of retreats and retreatants Bilbao and San Sebastián only