Day of the Canary Islands

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The Day of the Canary Islands (Spanish: Día de Canarias)[1] is celebrated annually on 30 May. It is a public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of the Canary Islands.[2]

Day of the Canary Islands
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Location of the Canary Islands with respect to the rest of Spain
Official nameDía de Canarias
Also calledCanary Islands' Day
Observed by Canary Islands, Spain
SignificanceAnniversary of the first session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands
CelebrationsFestivities including typical Canarian sports, music, food and culture
Date30 May
Next time30 May 2020 (2020-05-30)
Frequencyannual

The day was chosen as the anniversary of the first session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, held on 30 May 1983.[2]

Celebrations generally include cultural activities and private gatherings celebrating all things Canarian, including traditional food, sport and music.[2]

HistoryEdit

The Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands was published on 10 August 1982.[3] This law, just like all of the Statutes of Autonomy of the autonomous communities of Spain, recognises the right of the Canary Islands to a degree of self-government within the Kingdom of Spain and under its Constitution.

This form of regional autonomy is enacted through a regional legislature (in this case the Parliament of the Canary Islands), a regional executive (in this case the Government of the Canary Islands) and a High Court of Justice within the judicial system of Spain.[4] The first session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, presided by Pedro Guerra Cabrera, was held on 30 May 1983.[5]

StatusEdit

The Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands recognises the festivity of 30 May as one of its official symbols, together with the flag, the coat of arms and the hymn of the Canary Islands.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Día de Canarias" (in Spanish). Gobierno de Canarias. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Day of the Canary Islands in Spain". timeanddate.com. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Ley Orgánica 10/1982, de 10 de agosto, de Estatuto de Autonomía de Canarias" [Organic Law 10/1982, of 10 August, of the Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands] (in Spanish). BOE. 16 August 1982. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Ley Orgánica 1/2018, de 5 de noviembre, de reforma del Estatuto de Autonomía de Canarias" [Organic Law 1/2018, of 5 November, of the reform of the Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands] (in Spanish). BOE. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Happy Day of Canary Islands!". ruraltenerife.net. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2019.