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Translation of our weekday designators:
lun:= lunes = Monday; mar:= martes = Tuesday; mié:= miércoles = Wednesday; jue:= jueves = Thursday; vie:= viernes = Friday; sáb:= sábado = Saturday; dom:= domingo = Sunday.
Holidays and English Translation
|día de año nuevo||New Year's|
|los Reyes Magos||three Magi, "Twelfs Day"|
|día San José||St. Joseph's Day|
|Viernes Santo||Good Friday|
|domingo y lunes de Pasua||Easter Sunday and Monday|
|día de mayo||May Day, i.e. Labor Day|
|fiesta nacional, día de la hispanidad||National Holiday|
|Todos los Santos||All Saints Day|
|día de constitución||Constitution Day|
|Concepción Imaculata||Immaculate Conception Day|
|día San Stefano||St.Steven's Day|
|*||día de Madrid||Madrid Day|
|*||día San Isidro||St.Isidro's Day|
|*||día Almudena||Almudena Day|
|*||día San Jordi||St.Jordi's Day|
|*||día de Cataluña||Catalonia Day|
|*||día Merced||Merced Day|
|*||día municipal en Valencia||Valencia City Day|
|*||el puente||Monday or Friday bridge (see below)|
Asterisk (*, and gray in our calendars, denotes one of the following, local, legal holidays. Observed in Madrid are thus Madrid Day, St.Isidro's Day, and Almudena Day. Observed in Barcelona are St.Jordi's Day, Catalonia Day, and Merced Day. Observed in Valencia is the Valencia City Day.
Also marked with asterisk is the Monday or Friday "bridge" when many businesses are closed. That is on the Monday that happens to immediately precede a legal holiday or on the Friday immediately following a legal holiday.
The heading castellano in the table above is the frequently used name of the Spanish language. In use also is catalán, the major language of cataluña (Catalonia) and one that enjoys a great tradition and literature rooted in the 13th and 14th centuries.
It is useful for the traveler to be aware that die Semana Santa and the month of August are the main travel seasons in Spain. This Holy Week is the week ending with Easter Sunday. Of course, Easter Monday is holiday also. Expect the same on long weekends. All these affect traffic in popular vacation areas, such as the Costa del Sol, and the vicinity of the big cities.
Also, there is considerable influx of French tourists in August, German tourists
during their school vacations, q.v. German calendar, and Swedish tourists.
|Country||Deaths per million registered motor veh.||Injuries per 100 million vehicle-km|
|from UN Publ. 0497-9575 (1995)|
Change to and from summer time: These two Sundays are marked peru brown in our
calendars. Notice that for the spring date, the last Sunday in March is assumed to continue
beyond 1997, which is yet uncertain as of this writing (20.10.97).