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HOLIDAYS IN VALENCIA
An unusually high number of statutory holidays offer most residents in Valencia free time throughout the year. Of religious or political nature, some are nationwide. Others affect the autonomous community of Valencia or the city of Valencia alone.
If the date falls on a Sunday, then time off is lost, since for most of the workforce the day is free anyway. Political holidays are fixed to a date and include Labour Day in May or Spanish National Day in October.
Religious holidays are notable in that they follow the church calendar, which is, of course, lunar. Thus, depending of the moon’s cycle, celebrations such as Easter, All Saint’s and Whitsun wander across a period of three weeks or so from year to year. Dates include:
January 1New Year
January 6Three Kings & Epiphany
January 22San Vicente Martir
March 19St José & Fallas Finale
March or April variableGood Friday
March or April variableEaster Monday
April variableSan Vicente Ferrer
May 1Labour Day
May second SundayOur Lady of the Forsaken
May or June variableAscension
May or June variableWhit Monday
May or June variableCorpus Christi
August variableMary Assumption
October 9Valencia Community Day;
October 12Spain National Day
November 1All Saints
December 6Constitution Day
December 8Immaculate Conception
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Boxing Day
By DeiaGreg / Jun 8 2018
PETS IN VALENCIA
Nowadays in Spain, people have warmed to humanity’s best friend and other pets. The Turia riverbed park is a marvellous, natural place for pets to stroll, play and interact with each other. Small areas are fenced off for dogs.
HIKING IN VALENCIA
Hiking and trekking in the Valencia region is initially a matter of transport. Areas of interest for hiking are some 60 kilometres and more away from the city. They include Calles, Chelva, Navajas, Xativa, Chulilla and Montanejo.
The bars in Valencia serve great drinks. Many create delicious, potent cocktails. Vermouth is highly popular, whether served on ice or not. Many brands of gin are also widely available.