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Day of Murcia in Spain

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The Day of the Region of Murcia marks the anniversary of when the autonomy of Murcia's statutes was approved. It is an annual public holiday in Murcia, Spain, on June 9.

Local names

NameLanguage
Día de la Región de MurciaSpanish
Day of MurciaEnglish
Murcia-TagGerman

Day of Murcia 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Day of Murcia 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
List of dates for other years

The Day of the Region of Murcia (Día de la Región de Murcia) is an annual public holiday in the autonomous community of Murcia, Spain, on June 9. It marks the anniversary of the approval of the statute of autonomy of Murcia on June 9, 1982.

spanish flag in Cartagena (Murcia) in front of the city hall

The autonomous community of Murcia’s flag is seen on the Day of the Region of Murcia.

©iStockphoto.com/Hendrik De Bruyne

What do people do?

In the days and weeks before the Day of the Region of Murcia, children and young people have extra lessons on Murcia's history, geography and culture. They may make maps of the region or copies of the flag the autonomous community of Murcia. Various events are organized on the Day of the Region of Murcia. These events include:

People display the flag of the autonomous community of Murcia on public buildings and homes and wave it in the streets.

Public life

The Day of the Region of Murcia is a public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of Murcia on June 9. Public life is generally quiet during this period. 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.

Regional or local authorities may move the public holiday to a different date. If June 9 falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, many businesses and organizations are also closed on Monday, June 8, or Friday, June 10. June 9 is a public holiday known as the Day of La Rioja in the Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja. June 9 is not a public holiday in the rest of Spain.

Background

The area that is now the Spanish autonomous community of Murcia has been inhabited for many thousands of years. The Kingdom of Murcia was an independent Islamic state around 1000 CE. It became part of the Almoravid Empire after the battle of Sagrajas in 1086 CE. Murcia became part of the Kingdom of Castile in 1243. The Spanish autonomous community of Murcia is on Spain's east coast. It has borders with the autonomous communities of

Murcia became an autonomous community of Spain on June 9, 1982. The Day of the Region of Murcia was first celebrated on June 9, 1983.

Symbols

The autonomous community of Murcia’s flag is seen on the Day of the Region of Murcia. It shows a shield and a crown on a red background. The shield and crown together form the coat of arms of Murcia. There are eight images of lions and castles, seven images of crowns and one image of a heart on the shield.

Day of Murcia Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
SatJun 91990Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
SunJun 91991Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
TueJun 91992Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
WedJun 91993Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
ThuJun 91994Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
FriJun 91995Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
SunJun 91996Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
MonJun 91997Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
TueJun 91998Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
WedJun 91999Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
FriJun 92000Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
SatJun 92001Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
SunJun 92002Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
MonJun 92003Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
WedJun 92004Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
ThuJun 92005Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
FriJun 92006Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
SatJun 92007Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
MonJun 92008Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
TueJun 92009Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
WedJun 92010Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
ThuJun 92011Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
SatJun 92012Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
SunJun 92013Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
MonJun 92014Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
TueJun 92015Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
ThuJun 92016Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
FriJun 92017Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
SatJun 92018Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
SunJun 92019Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia
TueJun 92020Day of MurciaLocal holidayMurcia

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