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Carnival Tuesday in Spain

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Is Carnival Tuesday a Public Holiday?

This is a provincial public holiday. Schools, businesses, and government offices in the province observing this holiday will be closed. In Spain, each province observes two holidays in addition to the holidays of the Autonomous Community and national holidays.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.

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About Carnival Tuesday

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Carnival Tuesday Observances

Carnival Tuesday was only observed in the year 2020.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2020TueFeb 25Carnival TuesdayProvincial HolidayBA, C, GC, LU, OR, TF

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