Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE)
Following the recent gazetting of the 2013 public holidays in the last of Spain's autonomous regions, the national government of Spain has gazetted the list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
The aforementioned calendario laboral (BOE-A-2012-13644, Núm. 265, Sábado 3 de noviembre de 2012, Sec. I., Pág. 77628) of nationwide 2013 non-working public holidays in Spain is supplemented by 2 additional non-working public holidays declared by each of Spain's autonomous regions (27-Oct-2012, 24-Oct-2012, 10-Oct-2012, 23-Sep-2012, 22-Sep-2012, ...), as well as 2 municipal non-working public holidays for each municipality.
In addition, at yesterday's Council of Ministers meeting, the Spanish government was to begin the discussions on the elimination of some annual public holidays (those of November 1 and December 6 are rumoured to be on the chopping block) as neighboring Portugal recently did (01-Aug-2012).
Finally the topic of eliminating bridge public holidays by moving mid-week public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend, raised shortly after the current government was elected (12-Jan-2012), but which was not followed by any concrete action, is back in the limelight, with a planned implementation for 2014.
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