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Day of La Rioja in Spain

Quick Facts

The Day of La Rioja is an annual public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja on June 9.

Local names

NameLanguage
Día de la RiojaSpanish
Day of La RiojaEnglish
La Rioja-TagGerman

Day of La Rioja 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Day of La Rioja 2015

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

The Day of La Rioja (Día de La Rioja) is an annual public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja, on June 9. It marks the anniversary of when the autonomous community of La Rioja's statute was approved on June 9, 1982.

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Local wine tasting is one of the activities on the Day of La Rioja.

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What do people do?

Various events are organized on the Day of La Rioja. These include:

Many people display the flag of the autonomous community of La Rioja during events and on public buildings and private homes. Many people also wear clothes or paint their faces based on the flag's colors.

Public life

The Day of La Rioja is a public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja on June 9. Public life is generally quiet on this date. 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 the centers of towns and villages.

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 the Region of Murcia in the Spanish autonomous community of Murcia. The Day of La Rioja is not a public holiday in the rest of Spain on June 9.

Background

The area that is now the autonomous community of La Rioja has been inhabited for thousands of years. It was under the control of the Romans and the Moors. La Rioja was also part of the kingdoms of Viguera, Pamplona and Castile. The Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja is north east Spain. It borders the autonomous communities of:

The autonomous community of La Rioja's statute was approved on June 9, 1982. The Day of La Rioja was first observed on June 9, 1983.

Symbols

The autonomous community of La Rioja's flag is one-and-a-half times as wide as it is high. It consists of four equal horizontal bands. These are colored from top to bottom:

The autonomous community of La Rioja's coat of arms is at the flag's center. The coat of arms consists of a red crown on top of a blue shield. The shield also has images of St. James' cross on mount Laturce, a castle on a bridge over a river, two scallop shells and three fleur-de-lis. The St. James' cross and the scallop shells denote the Way of St. James. This is an ancient pilgrimage route leading from France to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. The Way of St James route passes through the autonomous community of La Rioja.

Day of La Rioja Observances

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

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