Source:Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana (Valencia)
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 Updated: Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has finally announced the official calendar of 2013 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia, and in particular its final decision as to whether to move some mid-week public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend.
At the beginning of the summer (2012-07-03), the Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana had announced that it was considering moving the San José and October 9th annual public holidays to a nearby Monday, with a final decision on the matter promised by the end of this month (2012-09-09), thus earlier than last year (2011-11-05).
In its final form, the official calendar of 2013 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia, will resemble those of previous years with regional public holidays being declared on March 19 (San José), Maundy Thursday, Easter Monday, and the usual, October 9, Día de la Comunitat Valenciana which was not included 2 years ago (2010-10-03) when it fell on a Sunday.
The one interesting variation in the aforementioned official calendar of 2013 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia, is that the Epiphany public holiday, which falls on a Sunday in 2013, has been moved as was done by other regions (2012-09-21, 2012-09-17, 2012-09-07, 2012-07-01, 2012-06-19, and 2012-05-27). but instead of moving it to Monday, January 7, 2013, the Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has moved it to Monday, March 18, 2013, to create a 4-day weekend in conjunction with the San José annual public holiday of March 19.
UPDATE: the aforementioned official calendar of 2013 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia was gazetted in the "DECRETO 142/2012, de 28 de septiembre, de la Comunitat Valenciana, del Consell, por el que se determina el calendario laboral de aplicación en el ámbito territorial de la Comunitat Valenciana para el año 2013.".
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