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Public Holidays in Spain


The government sets the national public holidays in Spain each year. Each city in Spain observes the national public holidays, however it’s important to note that local governments also set additional bank holidays on a regional scale.

Spanish public holidays can often fall on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in which case it’s common for employees to take ‘bridge’ days to make for a 4-day weekend. Who can blame them! For many years, people have campaigned to the government for bank holidays to be moved to Mondays (similar to in the UK) to avoid this happening, however so far there has been no change.

Public holidays in Spain are taken on the day they fall and are not moved if they fall on a Saturday or a Sunday.

Whether you’re off to Spain on a visit, doing business with Spain, or just curious about public holidays in Spain, we’ve got you covered. If you want to learn more about regional holidays if you are visiting, check the local government websites where you can find out about local bank holidays and whether they may affect your trip.

Public Holidays in Spain

  1. 1st January - New Year’s Day - Año Nuevo
  2. 6th January - Feast of the Epiphany - Día de los Reyes Magos
  3. 1st April - Holy Thursday (in all of Spain, except Catalonia and Cantabria) - Jueves Santo
  4. 2nd April - Good Friday - Viernes Santo
  5. 1st May - Labour Day - Día de los Trabajadores
  6. 15th August - The Assumption - Día de la Asunción
  7. 12th October - National Day of Spain - Fiesta Nacional de España
  8. 1st November - All Saints Day - Día de Todos los Santos
  9. 6th December - Constitution Day - Día de la Constitución
  10. 8th December - The Feat of the Immaculate Conception - El Día de la Inmaculada Concepción
  11. 25th December 25th December – Christmas Day – Navidad

As you can see above, many of the national public holidays in Spain are religious celebrations. Over 65% of people in Spain are Roman Catholic and the Christian religion has a notable presence throughout the country.

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