Central Government Vice-President Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría said yesterday that there are few public holidays falling mid-week. The government had indicated earlier this year that too much production time was taken by public holidays falling mid-week and people taking off several days of work as a result.
Sáenz de Santamaria said that Central Government, chiefly the Employment Ministry, is hoping to close this year with agreements with the Church and regional authorities to minimise midweek public holidays
The 8th December (Inmaculada Concepción) will not be a public holiday next year as it falls on a Sunday.
In some regions, the 7th January, the day following Epiphany (the Feast of the Kings) will also be a public holiday in 2013 but not in the Balearics, Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia, the Basque Country and La Rioja.