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País Vasco 2023 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco (BOPV)
Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Most recent follow-up news item: May 13, 2022


The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has announced its calendar of official regional public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2023 (calendario laboral).

In 2023, the one-off, September 6, public holiday to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the conclusion of the first round the world sailing by Getaria navigator Juan Sebastian Elkano, will not be repeated (2021-05-21).

There will be a public holiday in 2023 on July 25 for Santiago Apostol, contrary to what happened some recent years (2020-05-09 and 2020-05-05).

July 25 was added to the list of Basque public holidays, a few years ago (2015-07-01), to side-step the debate (2013-12-12, 2013-12-03, 2013-11-15, 2013-10-30, 2013-06-08 and 2013-05-26) on the October 25, Basque regional public holiday, added 11 years ago (2010-04-23).

After appearing in the list of Basque public holidays for 3 consecutive years (2020-05-05, 2019-04-01 and 2018-04-04), the March 19, San José, public holiday will not be included in Spain's Basque autonomous region public holidays in 2023, as had been the case before that (2021-05-04, 2017-04-26, 2016-05-11 and 2016-04-19).

The second regional 2023 public holiday in Spain's Basque autonomous region will be Easter Monday.



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