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Day of Castile-La Mancha in Spain

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The Day of the Region of Castilla-La Mancha marks the anniversary of when Castilla-La Mancha's first regional courts were opened. It is an annual public holiday in this Spanish region on May 31.

Local names

NameLanguage
Día de la Región de Castilla-La ManchaSpanish
Day of Castile-La ManchaEnglish
Tag von Kastilien-La ManchaGerman

Day of Castile-La Mancha 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Day of Castile-La Mancha 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015
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The Day of the Region of Castilla-La Mancha (Día de la Región Castilla-La Mancha) commemorates when Castilla-La Mancha's first regional courts were opened. It is an annual public holiday in this community on May 31.

Flour mills on sunrise. La Mancha

The Day of Castilla-La Mancha is a public holiday in Castile-La Mancha (scenic view of region pictured above).

©iStockphoto.com/Val Bakhtin

What do people do?

Various events are held in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. The events may last for a few days or even a week around May 31. Events include:

The flag of the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha is displayed in the street and on public buildings and private homes.

Public life

The Day of Castilla-La Mancha is a public holiday in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha on May 31. Public life is generally quiet on May 31. Many businesses and other organizations are closed. Many stores are closed but some bakers and food stores may be open. Public transport services generally run to a reduced schedule but there may be no services in rural areas. Large events may cause some local disruption to traffic, particularly in town and village centers.

If May 31 falls on a Sunday, regional or local authorities may move the public holiday to a different date. If May 31 falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, many businesses and organizations are also closed on Monday, May 30, or Friday, June 1. In the rest of Spain, May 31 is not a public holiday.

Background

Castile-La Mancha is an autonomous community of Spain. It has borders with the autonomous communities of:

The statue of autonomy of Castile-La Mancha came into force on August 16, 1982. The regional courts sat for the first time on May 31, 1983. The Day of Castilla-La Mancha was a public holiday for the first time on May 31, 1984.

Symbols

The flag of the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha is one-and-a-half times as wide as it is high. It consists of two vertical halves. The half next to the flagpole is red and the other half is white. A castle, representing the ancient Kingdom of Castile, is on the red half.

The coat of arms of autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha consists of a red crown on top of a shield. The shield is divided into two vertical halves. The left half is red and the right half is white. A castle, representing the ancient Kingdom of Castile, is on the red half.

Day of Castile-La Mancha Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
ThuMay 311990Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
FriMay 311991Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
SunMay 311992Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
MonMay 311993Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
TueMay 311994Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
WedMay 311995Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
FriMay 311996Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
SatMay 311997Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
SunMay 311998Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
MonMay 311999Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
WedMay 312000Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
ThuMay 312001Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
FriMay 312002Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
SatMay 312003Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
MonMay 312004Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
TueMay 312005Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
WedMay 312006Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
ThuMay 312007Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
SatMay 312008Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
SunMay 312009Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
MonMay 312010Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
TueMay 312011Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
ThuMay 312012Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
FriMay 312013Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
SatMay 312014Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
SunMay 312015Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
TueMay 312016Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
WedMay 312017Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
ThuMay 312018Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
FriMay 312019Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha
SunMay 312020Day of Castile-La ManchaLocal holidayCastile-La Mancha

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