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2010/2011 Barcelona Bank Holidays

(Those marked with a ´*´ might have a different date in some regions)

Listed below are the holidays (or days off) for the 2010-2011 Calendar year. The Spanish love their holidays and are often known to "hacer puente" or make an extra long weekend out of a holiday that falls on a Thursday or Tuesday by also taking of the Friday or Monday that falls in between the day off and the weekend.

2010

  • Friday 1 Jan - Año Nuevo - also known as New Year's Day
  • Wednesday 6 Jan* - Día de Reyes/Epifanía del Señor - it is a religious holiday celebrating the Three Kings. For most of Spain this is the main day of celebration, when the three wise men visited Baby Jesus, after his birth and children can expect a post-Christmas round of gifts on this holiday.
  • Thursday 9 March* - Jueves Santo - also known as Maundy Thursday, which falls before Easter and celebrates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. Being a Catholic country, Spain places great importance on the Easter holidays.
  • Friday 19 Mar* - San José - is a religious holiday celebrating Saint Joseph. As you will quickly find, Spaniards in general, are very dedicated to their Saints.
  • Friday 2 Apr - Viernes Santo - Good Friday
  • Sunday 4 April- Pascua - Easter Sunday
  • Friday 23 April -Día de Aragón - which is also known as Community Day
  • Saturday 1 May - Día del Trabajador - …