Business day calendar
The working days calendaris a document in which working days and public holidays are established annually.
The official working days calendar, excluding local holidays, is published before the beginning of the year in the Official State Gazette and is the responsibility of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security.
Characteristics of public holidays
The characteristics of the holidays listed in the working day calendar are as follows:
- They are fixed annually.
- They are paid holidays and not recoverable.
- They may not exceed fourteen per year, two of which will be local. In all cases the following will be respected as national holidays: Christmas Day, New Year's Day, 1 May as Labour Day, and 12 October as the national holiday of Spain.
- In connection with the holidays referred to in the previous paragraph, the Government may move to Mondays all national holidays that take place during the week, while holidays falling on a Sunday will automatically be transferred to the following Monday.
- Autonomous Communities, within the limit of fourteen public holidays per year, may include holidays that are traditionally celebrated in the Community, replacing national holidays, including all those transferred to Mondays. The holidays referred to in the preceding paragraph may also be moved to Mondays.
- If an Autonomous Community cannot include one of its traditional holidays because not enough national holidays fall on Sundays, it can add an extra holiday above the maximum of fourteen for the year in question. This holiday will be recoverable.