Palma.—The Balearic government has confirmed the public holiday calendar for next year of which 26th December will be one.
The move will mean a return to what used to be a Balearic tradition, having two days for Christmas in a row.
The Balearic government has said that 8th December, the Feast of the Inmaculada falls on a Sunday so the 26th December, the day after Christmas will become the second seasonal holiday.

Other public holidays in 2013 will be the 1st March, Balearic Day will become a public holiday, as will 28th and 29th March, Easter Thursday and Friday, the 1st April, Monday 1st May, Labour Day; the 15th August, Feast of the Assumption, 12th October, the Day of the Virgin of Pilar, the 1st November, All Saints Day, the 6th December, Day of the Constitution, and 25th December, Christmas Day.

The government also said that there will be the possibility of transferring festivals to Monday or Friday, which is a move being considered by other regions of the country so that not so much time is eaten into the working week were a public holiday to fall on a Wednesday.

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