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Madrid 2016 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid)
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: September 23, 2021


The Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid, Presided by Cristina Cifuentes, has announced that it had approved the annual list of official 2016 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid.

As per the aforementioned announcement, the San José public holiday whose appearance over the years has been on (2014-09-18, 2012-09-23 and 2011-09-16) and off (2013-09-27 and 2007-09-30), will not next year be one of the official 2016 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid.

In addition, the oft celebrated Corpus Christi (2013-09-27, 2010-09-12, 2009-10-07 and 2008-09-26) will not either be one of the regional public holidays of the autonomous community of Madrid for the calendar year 2016. This public holiday had been restored in 2009 after being dropped as a national public holiday throughout Spain in 1976.

In compensation, the list of official 2016 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid will include a day in lieu non-working public holiday on May 2 ("traslado del Día Internacional del Trabajo y Día de la Comunidad de Madrid"), on July 25 (Santiago Apóstol), and on December 26 ("al trasladarse a este día la fiesta de Navidad, que cae en domingo").

Finally, in addition to the aforementioned regional public holidays in the autonomous region of Madrid, the city of Madrid itself observes May 15 (San Isidro) and November 9 (La Almudena) as municipal public holidays.



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