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Spain 2013 Mid-Week Public Holidays Changes
 
(Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012)

Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid)

The Consejo de Educación y Empleo de la Comunidad de Madrid has announced that the yet-to-be-released Calendario Laboral listing the 2013 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid would involve the moving of some mi-week public holidays to an adjoining weekend to avoid bridge public holidays (puentes and acueductos).

The move to get rid of bridge and aqueduc holidays was initiated in Catalonia last fall (08-Oct-2011) and earlier this year (12-Jan-2012) the government of Spain reached an agreement with the Employers' Union (CEOE) and Labour Unions as to the 3 mid-week 2012 non-working public holiday would be moved to a nearby Monday, thus amending the previously released list of official national public holidays in Spain for 2012 (14-Oct-2011).

However, a later announcement by the vice-president of the Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid, Ignacio González, went on to point out that the aforementioned changes are contingent of the similar changes having been enacted by the national government.

Based on past years' announcements (16-Sep-2011, 12-Sep-2010, 07-Oct-2009 and 26-Sep-2008) we expect the 2013 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid to be announced in September 2012.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
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• 2012-01-12: Spain 2012 National Public Holidays Update
• 2011-10-14: Spain 2012 National Public Holidays Announced
• 2011-10-08: Spain Considering Mid-Week Public Holidays Revision
• 2011-09-16: Spain 2012 Madrid Public Holidays Announced
• 2010-09-12: Spain 2011 Public Holidays In Capital Region
• 2009-10-07: Spain 2010 Public Holidays In Capital Region
• 2008-09-26: Spain Announces 2009 Public Holidays Calendar For Madrid Autonomous Region


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