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Spain 2012 National Public Holidays Update
 
(Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2012)

Source: ABC (Madrid)

The government of Spain has 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.

As per the aforementioned agreement the 3 Spanish public holidays which will be moved to a nearby Monday in 2012 are: August 15 (Asunción), el November 1st (Todos los Santos) and December 6 (Día de la Constitución). Note that, no decision has been made yet as to which Monday these public holidays will be moved to (although there seems to be a consensus among commentators to think that the August 15, 2012, public holiday will move to Monday, August 13.

The selection of only these 3 public holidays, despite the fact that other Spanish public holidays fall mid-week in 2012, was due to the confines of Article 37 of Spain Statute of the Employee (Estatuto del Trabajador) which specifically refers to 4 Spanish public holidays as inexpungeable ("en cualquier caso, se respetarán como fiestas de ámbito nacional las de la Natividad del Señor, Año Nuevo, Primero de Mayo, como Fiesta del Trabajo, y 12 de octubre, como Fiesta Nacional de España").

The move to get rid of bridge and aqueduc holidays was initiated in Catalonia last fall (08-Oct-2011) and is similar to a more radical move by the government of Portugal (01-Dec-2011).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
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• 2017-10-12: Spain 2018 National Public Holidays Gazetted
• 2016-10-09: Spain 2017 National Public Holidays Gazetted
• 2015-10-23: Spain 2016 National Public Holidays Gazetted
• 2014-10-24: Spain 2015 National Public Holidays Gazetted
• 2013-11-21: Spain 2014 National Public Holidays Announced
• 2013-11-18: Spain 2014 National Public Holidays Uncertain
• 2012-11-05: Spain Postpones Mid-Week Public Holidays Move
• 2012-11-03: Spain 2013 National Public Holidays Gazetted
• 2012-09-09: Spain 2013 Valencia Public Holidays By Month End
• 2012-07-03: Spain 2013 Valencia Public Holidays Preview
• 2012-05-21: Spain 2013 Mid-Week Public Holidays Changes
• 2011-12-01: Portugal Public Holidays Revision Update 2
• 2011-10-08: Spain Considering Mid-Week Public Holidays Revision


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