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Holiday Calendar for Spain

Holiday Calendar for Spain for 2023-2024 year
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National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

June 2023

Wednesday 7 June - National Organ and Tissue Donor Day in Spain (Held on the first Wednesday in June); Iberianism Day (unofficial holiday)
Wednesday 21 June - World Day against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Make Music Day (Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries)
Friday 23 June - St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations (Roman Catholic Church, Europe: - Bonfires of Saint John in Spain; Festa del Poble in Andorra; First night of Festa de São João do Porto; First day of Golowan Festival in Cornwall; Jaaniõhtu in Estonia; Jāņi in Latvia; Kupala Night in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine; Last day of Drăgaica fair in Buzău, Romania); International Dravet Syndrome Day
Sunday 25 June - World Anti-Bullfighting Day; Patron's Day of Alto Gállego (patronal feast in honor of Santa Orosia)
Thursday 29 June - Wine Battle Memorial Day (Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, Malta, Peru, Rome Italy, Sao Paulo, Chile, Spain); World Scleroderma Day
Friday 30 June - Parade in honor of Saint Martial in Irun, Spain (Martial of Limoges or Saint Martial is the first bishop of the Limoges diocese. He is also known as the Apostle of the Gauls or Apostle of Aquitaine. Being the founder of Christianity in Aquitaine, Martial is also considered the patron saint of many cities, villages and Catholic religious communities. named after him)

July 2023

Monday 10 July - San Cristóbal Day in Andorra (you can see the blessing of cars and vehicles in front of the church); Personal Mobility Vehicle Day in Spain
Tuesday 25 July - National Day of Galicia in Spain (Día Nacional de Galicia, also known as Día de Galicia and Día da Patria Galega, is the official holiday of the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia, according to the decree of the Junta de Galicia of January 1, 1979 published in the Diario Oficial de Galicia. It is celebrated on July 25, the feast day of the Apostle Santiago); World Drowning Prevention Day; Apostle Santiago Day; Blouse and Neska Day or Garlic Day
Wednesday 26 July - Grandparents Day in Spain (or Día de los abuelos y las abuelas. Date reflects the feast date of the Saints Anne and Joachim the grandparents of Jesus Christ); St. Ana Day in Spain; Esperanto Day; World Gaucher Disease Day

August 2023

Tuesday 15 August - Virgin of Candelaria, patron of the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Spain and Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation); Feast day of the Assumption of Mary (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu)

September 2023

Thursday 21 September - World Alzheimer's Day; Patron saint festivities in Spain (San Mateo festivities in Esplugas de Llobregat [Barcelona], Talavera de la Reina [Toledo], Monzón [Huesca], Pinsoro [Zaragoza], Oviedo [Principality of Asturias], Logroño [La Rioja], Reinosa [Cantabria], Cuenca [Cuenca], Buñola [Balearic Islands], Ráfol de Salem [Valencia], Lorca [Region of Murcia], Alcalá de Guadaíra [Andalusia] [Mula] [Region of Murcia], Maoño [Cantabria], Consuegra [Toledo])
Sunday 24 September - La Merced Day in Barcelona, Spain (Catalan capital festival is celebrated in honor of Mare de Déu de la Mercè, Our Lady of Grace); World Cancer Research Day

October 2023

Monday 9 October - Valencian Community Day (commemorating the entry of James I of Aragon into Valencia in 1238)

November 2023

December 2023

Friday 8 December - Immaculate Conception (public holiday in several countries, a holy day of obligation in others); Fiesta de la Aceituna in Martos; Patron's Day of the Army Infantry in Spain
Thursday 21 December - International Rush Day (unofficial celebration of fans of the musical group)
Thursday 28 December - Feast of the Holy Innocents or Childermas in Spain and Latin American countries (and Els Enfarinats in Ibi, Spain. Christian feast day - the festival is celebrated with pranks, similar to April Fools' Day); Innocent Saints Day
Sunday 31 December - Doce uvas (the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grape varieties, one for each of the twelve clock strokes by midnight, subsequently spread in such Spanish-speaking countries as Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica et al)

January 2024

Monday 1 January - Public Domain Day (multiple countries)
Monday 22 January - Feast of St. Vincent in Valencia, Spain (traditionally held mass festivities, costumed processions and a large wine festival. The holiday is celebrated in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines); International Community Manager Day (Held on the fourth Monday of January)
Wednesday 24 January - International Day of Education (3 December 2018 A/RES/73/25. Education is key to sustainable development)
Friday 26 January - Advertising Day in Spain (Held on the first working Friday after January 25, or the same day if it falls on a Friday); World Environmental Education Day
Sunday 28 January - Bookmobile Day or Bibliobus Day in Spain; European Data Protection Day (initiated by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe)
Tuesday 30 January - National School Day of Non-Violence and Peace in Spain (founded in 1964 by the pacifist poet Llorence Vidal Vidal of Majorca); Start of the Season for Nonviolence (January 30-April 4); International Electronic Technician Day

February 2024

Friday 2 February - Virgin of Candelaria (Tenerife, Spain, Mexico)

March 2024

Friday 1 March - Balearic Islands Day (Spain. Día de las Islas Baleares)
Tuesday 19 March - Engineer's Day in Spain; Saint Joseph's Day or Father's Day (in Andorra, Angola, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Honduras, and Bolivia); Fallas (a holiday of the Valencian community in eastern Spain, held annually from March 15 to 19. The festival takes place not only in the capital of the community - Valencia, but also in its other cities and environs); Cadiz Day in Spain
Sunday 24 March - Semana Santa in Spain (is the period between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday)

April 2024

Tuesday 23 April - La Diada de Sant Jordi (Catalonia, Spain, Andorra. The Día de Sant Jordi, where flowers and gifts are exchanged); Day of Castile and Leon in Spain (Día de Castilla y León - anniversary of the Battle of Villalar in 1521); Villalar de los Comuneros in Spain (province of Valladolid); Castile and León Day
Saturday 27 April - Feast of the Virgin of Montserrat (Spain [Catalonia], Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela)

May 2024

Thursday 2 May - Anniversary of the Dos de Mayo Uprising (Community of Madrid, Spain); Madrid Day in Spain (Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid or Día de la Comunidad de Madrid); World Day of Bullying Prevention; Festival of the wine horses in Caravaca de la Cruz
Sunday 5 May - Mother's Day in Hong Kong (also Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, Romania; celebrated on the first Sunday in May); Day of Homage to the Spanish deported and deceased in Mauthausen and other camps and to all victims of Nazism in Spain
Wednesday 15 May - San Isidro in Madrid, Spain (feast of St. Isidore, patron saint of Madrid); Mucopolysaccharidosis Awareness Day
Friday 31 May - Feast of Castile-La Mancha in Spain (fęte de Castille-La Manche)

June 2024

Some spanish traditions

Piñatas - you may have already seen cardboard piñatas decorated in brightly colored paper-mâché at childrens’ birthday parties. Blindfolded participants try to hit the piñata with a stick, to break it open and spill out fruits, candies, and other treats hidden inside.
In Spanish-speaking countries, Carnival celebrations are held between late January to early March, the time leading up to Lent. A wild week can also be spent in San Sebastian during February, when La Tamburrada takes place. Fiesta are "Las Fallas de San José" in Valencia, in March, when all the city becomes the scenery of an enormous party with lots of good mood and excellent fireworks. Carnival is popular in all the country, the best is in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Best known among Spain’s folkloristic traditions are certainly Flamenco and bullfights. Madrid has its Fiesta, "San Isidro", in May. If you like bullfights, don’t miss it. Flamenco, on the other hand, is the musical tradition in the country’s south, in particular in Andalusia. In April takes place Feria de Abril, in Seville, an entire week of singing and dancing. Another most popular event of religious origin is El Rocio, a traditional pilgimship to the village El Rocio Foto in the province of Huelva, in May.
For girls in Hispanic countries, the 15th birthday signifies a coming of age. The family throws a big party, called a Quinceañera, which begins with a Misa de acción de gracias, or giving thanks for completing childhood.
Nochebuena (“the Good Night”/Christmas Eve) is a family event, celebrated with a feast.
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