Upcoming public holidays in Valencia!
Valencia, a city known for its stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and exquisite cuisine, has two significant public holidays coming up in October – October 9th, Valencian Community Day (Día de la Comunidad Valenciana), and October 12th, Spanish National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España).
This means that many businesses, including Euroace, will be closed during these days. Read on to find out more about these public holidays!
October 9th – Valencian Community Day
October 9th marks a historical milestone for Valencia. On this day in 1238, King James I, famously known as James the Conqueror, entered the city and officially incorporated it into the Kingdom of Aragon. This event is celebrated as Valencian Community Day, commemorating the region’s autonomy.
Valencian Community Day is a time for the Valencian people to celebrate their unique culture and heritage. It showcases the deep connection between the people and their land, traditions, and language, Valencian, which has coexisted with Castilian Spanish for centuries.
The streets come alive with vibrant parades, concerts, firewoks and cultural exhibitions featuring traditional Valencian costumes, music, and dance.
The Valencian government has scheduled music band concerts, children’s recreational activities, fireworks displays, and open-door events to celebrate the 9th of October 2023, Valencian Community Day. The program will kick off tomorrow Wednesday – October 4th, with events taking place in the cities of Valencia, Alicante and Castellón de la Plana.
October 12th – Spanish National Day
Spanish National Day, celebrated on October 12th, marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas in 1492, known as Columbus Day or Día de la Hispanidad.
Spanish National Day is a day when the entire country comes together to celebrate and commemorate the Spanish culture including unique traditions and customs.
Across Spain, cultural activities, exhibitions, and educational events highlight the country’s diverse heritage and traditions.
Valencia’s public holidays on October 9th and 12th are more than just days off work; they are a reflection of the region’s history, culture, and national pride. Valencian Community Day embodies the local identity and traditions, while Spanish National Day brings the entire country together to commemorate its historical legacy and unity. So, if you find yourself in Valencia during these dates, make sure to immerse yourself in all the events taking place!