Sources: Comunidad de Madrid and Spain public holidays. Late this week, the Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid announced the list of 2008 regional public holidays in the autonomous community of Madrid. To the 9 national public holidays, were added the usual regional public holidays, and, somewhat surprisingly, the Monday after Epiphany (January 7, 2008).
This last date is a twist, similar to the one contained in the list of regional public holidays of the autonomous region of Castilla y León (see our post of September 7). As we had mentioned at the time, what is noteworthy is that the practice of moving public holidays that fall on a weekend to the next working day has so far not been followed anywhere in Spain.