Spanish Public Holidays

Find out when the Spanish public holidays fall throughout the year…

The Spanish term for a bank holiday/public holiday/legal holiday is día feriado or fiesta nacional.

  • Each autonomous province has regional holidays each year in addition to the standard national holidays. Local holidays usually include a local “community day” and a celebration of certain Saints
  • If a public holiday falls on a Sunday it may be celebrated on a weekday
  • All banks and most shops and museums close on public holidays. Bars and restaurants outside tourist areas may close too
  • Hospitals and emergency services do not close on public holidays
  • Taxis may increase their rates for journeys on public holidays
  • When a public holiday falls on a Thursday or Tuesday, it is common practice to “make the bridge” (hacer puente) by taking off the Friday or Monday so creating a very long weekend. When this happens you may find businesses running on short staff or smaller family run business closed for the full period

Key to the regions

Andalucía (AN), Aragón (AR), Asturias (O), Baleares (Balearic Islands) (IB), Basque Country (PV), Canary Islands (CN), Cantabria (S), Castilla-La Mancha (CM), Castilla y León (CL), Catalonia (CT), Ceuta (CE), Extremadura (EX), Galicia (GA), La Rioja (LO), Madrid (M), Melilla (ML), Murcia (MU), Navarra (NA), Valenciana (VC).

 

National and Regional holidays
January New Year's Day (Año Nuevo) National
January Epiphany (Epifanía del Señor) National
February Día de Andalucía (AN) Regional
March Día de las Islas Baleares (IB) Regional
March Saint Joseph's Day (CM GA LO ML MU VC) Regional
April Maundy Thursday (except CT) National
April Good Friday (Viernes Santo) National
April Community Day (CL) Regional
April Saint George's Day (AR) Regional
April Easter Monday (CT IB LO NA PV VC) Regional
May Labour Day (Fiesta del Trabajo) National
May Community Day (M) Regional
May Labour Day Holiday (AN AR CE EX ML MU O S VC) Regional
May Día de las Letras Gallegas (GA) Regional
May Día de Canarias (CN) Regional
May Día de Castilla-la Mancha (CM) Regional
June Community Day (LO MU) Regional
June Lunes de Pascua Granada (CT) Regional
June San Antonio (CE) Regional
June Corpus Christi (CM M) Regional
June San Juan (CT) Regional
July Santiago Apóstol (CL GA LO M NA PV) Regional
July Día de las Instituciones (S) Regional
August Nuestra Señora de �frica (CE) Regional
August Assumption (Asunción de la Virgen) National
September Community Day (EX O) Regional
September Virgen de la Victoria (ML) Regional
September Santa María de la Cabeza (M) Regional
September Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida (S) Regional
September Fundación de Melilla (ML) Regional
October Fiesta Nacional de España (National Day) National
October Día del País Vasco / Euskadiko Eguna (PV) Regional
November All Saints' Day (Todos los Santos) National
November Aid El Kebir (Pascua del Sacrificio) (CE ML) Regional
November La Almudena (Madrid) (M) Municipal
December San Francisco Javier (NA) Regional
December Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución Española) National
December Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción) National
December Christmas (Natividad de Nuestro Señor) National
December Saint Stephen's (San Esteban) (AN AR CE CL CN CT EX IB ML NA O) Regional