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Spain 2014 Valencia Public Holidays Announced

Source: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana (Valencia)
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2019


The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has announced the official calendar of 2014 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia, and in particular, for the second year, its decision as to whether to move some mid-week public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend.

At the beginning of the summer of last year (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. When the final decision finally came (2012-09-09 and 2012-09-27), the official calendar of 2013 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia, resembled those of previous years (2011-11-05 and 2010-10-03) with mid-week regional public holidays being declared in the middle of the week, on whatever date they fell.

For the official calendar of 2014 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia, the Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana decided again not to move any mid-week public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend and stuck to the usual regional public holidays on March 19 (San José) and October 9 (Día de la Comunitat Valenciana) with a small twist in the fact that, to also accommodate the Easter Monday public holiday in 2014, the Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has decided that Maundy Thursday would be a regular working day in 2014 (usually, Catalonia is the only region of Spain which does not observe the Maundy Thursday public holiday).

The government of Spain's autonomous region of Valencia does enjoy surprising everyone with their annual announcements of the following year's Calendario Laboral. Last year (2012-09-27), the official calendar of 2013 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia moved the Epiphany public holiday, which fell on a Sunday in 2013, not to Monday, January 7, 2013, as had been 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 to Monday, March 18, 2013, to create a 4-day weekend in conjunction with the San José annual public holiday of March 19.



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