Holiday calendar

These are the dates you should circle in red in 2022.

Events coming up in the calendar

  • Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the island of Guanani, an event that came to be known as "the discovery of America" and provided the first contact between Europe and America. 
  • World Energy Saving Day is celebrated on October 21. Its main objective is to raise awareness about the value of carrying out small actions to promote energy saving.
  • Halloween is a festival of Celtic origin that represents the return of the spirits of the dead to the world of the living. It is celebrated the night before All Saints Day, and over time, the tradition has spread around the world.

Other special events this year

  • International Students' Day commemorates the figure of the student within the educational community, as well as the struggle in favor of free education for all. The official date of the celebration, established by the International Union of Students, is November 17.
  • Black Friday is a shopping tradition that originated in the United States. It has been observed for decades on the day after Thanksgiving.
  • Teachers' Day pays tribute to all those who are responsible for the education of students. This celebration takes place on November 27 in Spain, and its main objective is to recognize and value this teaching, as well as to praise the role of the teacher.
  • Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It comes after "Black Friday." The first Cyber Monday in Spain was in 2012.
  • Computer Science Day, held on December 9, commemorates the important role that this discipline has played worldwide during the 20th and 21st centuries, keeping people connected and allowing data and information to be sent easily between them.
  • Christmas is one of the most important holidays in Christianity. It commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Christmas is a day of family gatherings and remembrance. 
  • The Day of the Three Wise Men is observed on January 6. It is a religious festival that honors the arrival in Bethlehem of the three wise men of the East: Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar.
  • Blue Monday is the name usually given to the third Monday in January, which is rated as the saddest day of the year.
  • As opposed to Valentine's Day, Singles' Day celebrates the pride that many people feel for being single. This holiday was created by students from the University of Nanjing, China, and is now very popular in Spain.
  • Valentine's Day is a holiday to celebrate the love between couples and friends. Valentine's Day is observed on February 14 in almost every country.
  • Father's Day is a celebration or homage dedicated to fathers. In general, the European Catholic tradition commemorates it on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, Jesus's adoptive father.
  • For now, there are no important events this month.
  • Mother's Day is the date when mothers from all over the world are honored. In Spain, it's observed on the first Sunday in May, although it's generally celebrated on the second Sunday of this month.
  • The UN General Assembly (UN) ruled in April 2017 that the International Day of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will be held on June 27.
  • For now, there are no important events this month.
  • For now, there are no important events this month.
  • Electric Vehicle Day celebrates how important electric cars are to expanding sustainable mobility, as well as the positive impact sustainable mobility has on preserving the environment.
  • World Tourism Day is an event organized by the WTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) with the aim of making the world aware of the role of tourism, as well as its impact, on a social, cultural, political and economic level. 
  • Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the island of Guanani, an event that came to be known as "the discovery of America" and provided the first contact between Europe and America. 
  • World Energy Saving Day is celebrated on October 21. Its main objective is to raise awareness about the value of carrying out small actions to promote energy saving.
  • Halloween is a festival of Celtic origin that represents the return of the spirits of the dead to the world of the living. It is celebrated the night before All Saints Day, and over time, the tradition has spread around the world.

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