Spain Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Public holidays in Spain are celebrate on the actual date, holidays falls on weekend (Saturday and Sunday) are not moving to next working day.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Año Nuevo) - National Holiday. First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day (Public Holiday as New Year's Day falls on a Sunday)
6 JanFriEpiphany (Día de Reyes / Epifanía del Señor) - Commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. Technically not a national holiday, but has been declared a regional holiday in all regions
28 FebTueAndalucía Day (Día de Andalucía) - Commemorates the February 28, 1980 referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, in which the Andalusian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain. Andalucía only.
1 MarWedBalearic Islands (Dia de les Illes Balears) - Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983
19 MarSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. Celebrated on St. Joseph's Day
19 MarSunSt. Josephs Day (San José) - Saint Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus. This is a regional holiday celebrated in Castilla-La Mancha, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia and Valenciana.
20 MarMonSt. Josephs Day Holiday (Extremadura, Madrid only)
13 AprThursMaundy Thursday (Jueves Santo) - Commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels. All region except Catalonia
14 AprFriGood Friday (Viernes Santo) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday (Lunes de Pascua) - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarra and Valenciana)
24 AprMonCommunity Day (Día de Castilla y León) - Commemorates the defeat of the comuneros at the Battle of Villalar during the Revolt of the Comuneros, in 1521. Castile and León only
24 AprMonSt. Georges Day (San Jorge (Día de Aragón)) - This is the generally accepted date of St. George's death. National day of Aragon. Observed on Monday as 23 April 2017 is a Sunday
1 MayMonLabour Day (Día del Trabajador) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. National Holiday
2 MayTueCommunity Festival Of Madrid (Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid) - Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence. Madrid only.
7 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 1st Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
15 MayMonFeast of St. Isidro - Madrid only. Patron Saint of Madrid as well as the patron saint of farmers
17 MayWedGalician Literature Day (Día das Letras Galegas) - Celebration of the Galician language and its literature which was inaugurated by the Royal Galician Academy in 1963. Galicia only
30 MayTueCanary Islands (Día de Canarias) - The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983
31 MayWedCastilla-La Mancha (Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha)
9 JunFriLa Rioja Day (Día de La Rioja) - Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
9 JunFriMurcia (Día de la Región de Murcia) - Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
15 JunThursCorpus Christi - is a Latin Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist. Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha. Second Thursday after Whitsun
24 JunSatFeast of St John the Baptist (Sant Joan) - Is a Christian feast day celebrating the birth of John the Baptist, a prophet who foretold the coming of the Messiah in the person of Jesus, whom he later baptised. Catalonia Only
25 JulTueSt. James Day (Santiago Apóstol) - Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain
28 JulFriDay of Cantabria Institutions (Día de Cantabria) - Cantabria only
15 AugTueAssumption Day / Assumption of Mary (Asunción) - It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ. National Holiday
1 SeptFriAid El Kebir (Celebración del Sacrificio) - Feast of Sacrifice. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command. Ceuta, Melilla only.
2 SeptSatCeuta Day (Día de Ceuta) - Marks the date when Pedro de Menezes (or Meneses), Count of Viana do Alentejo, took control of the city from King John I of Portugal on September 2, 1415
8 SeptFriDay of Asturias (Día de Asturias) - Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus
8 SeptFriDay of Extremadura (Día de Extremadura) - Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus
11 SeptMonCatalonia (Diada Nacional de Catalunya) - Commemorates the fall of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1714
15 SeptFriOur Lady of Aparecida (Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida) - The Patron saint of Cantabria. Cantabria Only
9 OctMonValencian Community Day (Dia de la Comunitat Valenciana) - Marks the anniversary of King James I of Aragon's capture of the city of Valencia from Moorish forces in 1238
12 OctThursHispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) - Commemorates when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492. National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España)
1 NovWedAll Saints Day (Día de todos los Santos) - Celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown
9 NovThursOur Lady of the Almudena (Nuestra Señora de la Almudena) - Patroness of Madrid in the 11th century. Madrid Only
3 DecSunFeast of St Francis Xavier - Marks the anniversary of Saint Francis Xavier's death on December 3, 1552. Celebrates the Spanish Navarre region's culture. Navarra only
6 DecWedConstitution Day (Día de la Constitución) - Marks the anniversary of a referendum held in Spain on December 6, 1978. This was an important step in Spain's transition to becoming a constitutional monarchy and democracy.
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception Day (Inmaculada Concepción) - Celebrates the solemn belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. National Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Navidad) - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueSt. Stephens Day (Sant Esteve) - Commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr. Catalonia only

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
6 JanMonEpiphany
28 FebFriAndalucía Day - Andalucía only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980
1 MarSatBalearic Islands - Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983
19 MarWedSt Josephs Day - Basque Country, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Valenciana only
17 AprThursMaundy Thursday - except Catalonia and Valenciana
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday - Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarra and Valenciana
23 AprWedCommunity Day - Castile and León only. Commemorates of the Battle of Villalar in 1521
23 AprWedSt. Georges Day - National day of Aragon
1 MayThursLabour Day
2 MayFriCommunity Festival Of Madrid - Madrid only. Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence
15 MayThursFeast of St. Isidro - Madrid only. Patron Saint of Madrid
30 MayFriCanary Islands - The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983
31 MaySatCastilla-La Mancha - Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha
9 JunMonLa Rioja - Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
9 JunMonMurcia - Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
19 JunThursCorpus Christi - Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha. second Thursday after Whitsun
24 JunTueFeast of St John the Baptist - Catalonia, Galicia Only
25 JulFriSt James Day - Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain
15 AugFriAssumption Day
2 SeptTueCeuta Day - Día de Ceuta. Marks liberation from Portuguese control in 1415
8 SeptMonDay of Asturias - Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
8 SeptMonDay of Extremadura - Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
11 SeptThursNational Day of Catalonia - marks the anniversary of the recapture of Barcelona in 1714
17 SeptWedDay of Melilla - Melilla only. Marks the taking of the city by Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1497
9 OctThursValencian Community Day - Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238
12 OctSunHispanic Day - Columbus Day
13 OctMonHispanic Day (in lieu) - Andalucía, Aragon, Castile and León, Extremadura, Melilla only
25 OctSatDay of the Basque Country - Euskadi Eguna. Official from 2011.
1 NovSatAll Saints Day
9 NovSunOur Lady of the Almudena - Madrid Only
3 DecWedFeast of St Francis Xavier - Navarra only.
6 DecSatConstitution Day
8 DecMonImmaculate Conception Day
25 DecThursChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
6 JanTueEpiphany
28 FebSatAndalucía Day - Andalucía only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980
1 MarSunBalearic Islands - Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983
19 MarThursSt Josephs Day - Basque Country, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Valenciana only
20 MarFriSt Josephs Day (observed) - Galicia only
2 AprThursMaundy Thursday - except Catalonia and Valenciana
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday - Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarra and Valenciana
23 AprThursCommunity Day - Castile and León only. Commemorates of the Battle of Villalar in 1521
23 AprThursSt. Georges Day - National day of Aragon
1 MayFriLabour Day
2 MaySatCommunity Festival Of Madrid - Madrid only. Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence
15 MayFriFeast of St. Isidro - Madrid only. Patron Saint of Madrid
30 MaySatCanary Islands - The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983
31 MaySunCastilla-La Mancha - Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha
4 JunThursCorpus Christi - Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha. second Thursday after Whitsun
9 JunTueLa Rioja - Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
9 JunTueMurcia - Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
24 JunWedFeast of St John the Baptist - Catalonia, Galicia Only
25 JulSatSt James Day - Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain
15 AugSatAssumption Day
2 SeptWedCeuta Day - Día de Ceuta. Marks liberation from Portuguese control in 1415
8 SeptTueDay of Asturias - Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
8 SeptTueDay of Extremadura - Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
8 SeptTueDay of Our Lady of Victories - Melilla only. Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
11 SeptFriCatalonia - marks the anniversary of the recapture of Barcelona in 1714
15 SeptTueLady of Aparecida - The Patron saint of Cantabria
17 SeptThursDay of Melilla - Melilla only. Marks the taking of the city by Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1497
25 SeptFriEid Al Adha - Ceuta, Melilla only. Feast of Sacrifice
9 OctFriValencian Community Day - Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238
12 OctMonHispanic Day - Columbus Day
1 NovSunAll Saints Day
2 NovMonAll Saints Day (in lieu)
9 NovMonOur Lady of the Almudena - Madrid Only
3 DecThursFeast of St Francis Xavier - Navarra only.
6 DecSunConstitution Day
7 DecMonConstitution Day (in lieu) - Except Cantabria, Catalonia, Galicia, Madrid, Navarra
8 DecTueImmaculate Conception Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSecond day of Christmas - Catalonia only

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
6 JanWedEpiphany
29 FebMonAndalucía Day - Andalucía only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980
1 MarTueBalearic Islands - Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983
19 MarSatSt Josephs Day - Basque Country, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Valenciana only
19 MarSatSt Josephs Day (observed) - Galicia only
24 MarThursMaundy Thursday - except Catalonia and Valenciana
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday - Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarra and Valenciana
23 AprSatCommunity Day - Castile and León only. Commemorates of the Battle of Villalar in 1521
23 AprSatSt. Georges Day - National day of Aragon
1 MaySunLabour Day
2 MayMonCommunity Festival Of Madrid - Madrid only. Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence
2 MayMonLabour Day Holiday
15 MaySunFeast of St. Isidro - Madrid only. Patron Saint of Madrid
26 MayThursCorpus Christi - Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha. second Thursday after Whitsun
30 MayMonCanary Islands - The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983
31 MayTueCastilla-La Mancha - Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha
9 JunThursLa Rioja - Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
9 JunThursMurcia - Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
24 JunFriFeast of St John the Baptist - Catalonia, Galicia Only
25 JulMonSt James Day - Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain
15 AugMonAssumption Day
2 SeptFriCeuta Day - Día de Ceuta. Marks liberation from Portuguese control in 1415
8 SeptThursDay of Asturias - Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
8 SeptThursDay of Extremadura - Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
8 SeptThursDay of Asturias - Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
11 SeptSunCatalonia - marks the anniversary of the recapture of Barcelona in 1714
15 SeptThursLady of Aparecida - The Patron saint of Cantabria
17 SeptSatDay of Melilla - Melilla only. Marks the taking of the city by Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1497
9 OctSunValencian Community Day - Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238
12 OctWedHispanic Day - Columbus Day
1 NovTueAll Saints Day
9 NovWedOur Lady of the Almudena - Madrid Only
3 DecSatFeast of St Francis Xavier - Navarra only.
6 DecTueConstitution Day
8 DecThursImmaculate Conception Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSecond day of Christmas - in lieu of Christmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
6 JanSatEpiphany (Technically not a national holiday, but has been declared a regional holiday in all regions)
28 FebWedAndalucía Day (Andalucía only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980)
1 MarThursBalearic Islands (Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983)
19 MarMonFather's Day (Celebrated on St. Josephs
19 MarMonSt. Josephs Day (Castilla-La Mancha, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Valenciana only)
29 MarThursMaundy Thursday (except Catalonia)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarra and Valenciana)
4 AprWedFeast of San Vincent Ferrer (Andalucia, Valenciana)
23 AprMonCommunity Day (Castile and León only. Commemorates of the Battle of Villalar in 1521)
23 AprMonSt. Georges Day (National day of Aragon. Observed on Monday as 23 April 2017 is a Sunday)
1 MayTueLabour Day (Fiesta del trabajo)
2 MayWedCommunity Festival Of Madrid (Madrid only. Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence)
6 MaySunMother's Day (1st Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
15 MayTueFeast of St. Isidro (Madrid only. Patron Saint of Madrid)
17 MayThursGalician Literature Day (Galicia only)
21 MayMonWhit Monday (Catalonia. Also known as Pentecost Monday)
30 MayWedCanary Islands (The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983)
31 MayThursCastilla-La Mancha (Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha)
31 MayThursCorpus Christi (Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha. second Thursday after Whitsun)
9 JunSatLa Rioja (Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982)
9 JunSatMurcia (Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982)
13 JunWedFeast of St. Anthony (Ceuta only)
24 JunSunFeast of St. John the Baptist (Catalonia and Galicia Only)
25 JulWedSt. James Day (Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain)
28 JulSatDay of Cantabria Institutions (Cantabria only)
5 AugSunOur Lady of Africa (Ceuta only)
15 AugWedAssumption Day (Assumption of Mary)
22 AugWedAid El Kebir (Ceuta, Melilla only. Feast of Sacrifice)
2 SeptSunCeuta Day (Día de Ceuta. Marks liberation from Portuguese control in 1415)
8 SeptSatDay of Asturias (Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary)
8 SeptSatDay of Extremadura (Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary)
11 SeptTueNational Day of Catalonia (marks the anniversary of the recapture of Barcelona in 1714)
15 SeptSatLady of Aparecida (The Patron saint of Cantabria)
17 SeptMonDay of Melilla (Melilla only. Marks the taking of the city by Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1497)
7 OctSunBasque Constitution Day
9 OctTueValencian Community Day (Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238)
12 OctFriHispanic Day (Columbus Day)
1 NovThursAll Saints Day
3 DecMonFeast of St Francis Xavier (Navarra only)
6 DecThursConstitution Day
8 DecSatImmaculate Conception Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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