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Spain Basque National Public Holiday Update

Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco (BOPV)
Posted: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Updated: Monday, April 1, 2019


Last month's bill to remove the recently-added October 25 "Día del País Vasco" annual non-working public holiday from the calendar of official regional public holidays (calendario laboral) of Spain's autonomous region of the País Vasco, has started moving along the legislative path in the Parlamento Vasco.

Last month (2013-05-26), the executive of Spain's autonomous region of the País Vasco had confirmed that its calendar of official regional public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming year 2014, would see no change to the recently-added non-working public holiday of October 25, though changes to that public holiday were likely for 2015 and beyond.

Some of the dates currently being floated as replacement for the October 25 "Día del País Vasco" annual non-working public holiday are the anniversary of the Treaty of Gernica, on December 3, and October 7, the date of the first Basque government of José Antonio Aguirre in 1936.

Three years ago (2010-04-23), the parliament of Spain's Autonomous Region of País Vasco had approved the declaration of October 25 as the "Día del País Vasco" (Euskadiko Eguna) to commemorate the anniversary date of the Statute of Gernika in 1979, and to be observed as a regional non-working public holiday beginning in 2011.



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