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Public holidays in Spain

Public holidays celebrated in Spain include a mix of religious (Roman Catholic), national and regional observances. Each municipality is allowed to have a maximum of 14 public holidays per year; a maximum of nine of these are chosen by the national government and at least two are chosen locally, including patronal festivals.

If one of the "national holidays" happens to fall on a Sunday the regional governments — the autonomous communities of Spain — can choose an alternate holiday or they can allow local authorities to choose. In practice, except for holidays falling on a Sunday, the regional governments can choose up to three holidays per year; or they can choose fewer to allow for more options at the local level.

A puente (bridge) is sometimes made between weekends and holidays that fall on Tuesday or Thursday. The puente will then create a long weekend.

Since 2010, Ceuta and Melilla, both autonomous cities of Spain, have declared the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha or Feast of the Sacrifice, as an official public holiday. It was the first time a non-Christian religious festival has been officially celebrated in Spain since the Reconquista.[1][2][3]

Current Spanish holidays

The following table is updated to 2019.[4]

Autonomous communities Autonomous cities
Date English name Native name Notes Andalusia Aragon Castile and León Castilla–La Mancha Canary Islands Catalonia Extremadura Galicia (Spain) Balearic Islands La Rioja Community of Madrid Region of Murcia Navarre Asturias Basque Country (autonomous community) Cantabria Valencian Community Ceuta Melilla
January 1 New Year's Day Año Nuevo checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
January 6 Epiphany Día de Reyes / Epifanía del Señor The military also celebrates the Pascua Militar checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
February 28 Andalusia Day Día de Andalucía Statute-of-Autonomy commemoration checkY
March 1 Balearic National Day Dia de les Illes Balears checkY
March 19 St. Joseph's Day San José[5] checkY checkY
March or April Maundy Thursday Jueves Santo checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
Good Friday Viernes Santo checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
Easter Monday Lunes de Pascua checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
April 23 Day of Aragon San Jorge o Diya d’Aragón Patronage festivity checkY
Regional Day Día de Castilla y León Historical account checkY
May 1 Labour Day Día del Trabajador checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
May 2 Regional Day Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid Historical account checkY
May 17 Galician Literature Day Día das Letras Galegas checkY
May 30 Day of the Canary Islands Día de Canarias Anniversary of the first session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands checkY
May 31 Regional Day Día de la Región Castilla-La Mancha Regional constitution commemoration checkY
June 9 Regional Day Día de la Región de Murcia Statute-of-Autonomy commemoration checkY
Día de La Rioja checkY
June 13 St. Anthony's Day San Antonio checkY
June 24 John the Baptist San Juan checkY
July 25 Galician National Day Santiago Apóstol o Día da Patria Galega Patronage festivity checkY
August 5 Santa Maria of Africa Santa María de África checkY
August 15 Assumption Asunción checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
August 22 Feast of the Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha Celebración del Sacrificio Variable Islamic checkY checkY
September 2 Ceuta Day Día de Ceuta checkY
September 8 Regional Day Día de Asturias Patronage festivity checkY
Día de Extremadura checkY
September 11 National Day of Catalonia Diada Nacional de Catalunya Historical account checkY
September 15 Regional Day Día de Cantabria o Día de La Montaña Customs-and-traditions exaltation checkY
September 17 Municipal Day Día de Melilla Historical account checkY
October 9 Valencian National Day Dia de la Comunitat Valenciana checkY
October 12 National Day of Spain Fiesta Nacional de España checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
October 25 Basque National Day Euskadi Eguna[6] Statute-of-Autonomy commemoration checkY
November 1 All Saints' Day Día de todos los Santos checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
December 6 Constitution Day Día de la Constitución checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
December 8 Immaculate Conception Inmaculada Concepción checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
December 20 Aragon Ombudsman Day Día del Justicia de Aragón[7] Tribute to the historical figure of Juan de Lanuza y Urrea, who was beheaded for defending the rights and freedoms of the Aragonese people checkY
December 25 Christmas Day Navidad checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY checkY
December 26 St. Stephen's Day Sant Esteve checkY
Total holidays 12 13 12 12 12 13 12 13 13 12 12 13 12 12 13 12 13 16 14

References

  1. ^ "Muslim Holiday in Ceuta and Melilla". Spainforvisitors.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  2. ^ "Public Holidays and Bank Holidays for Spain". Qppstudio.net. Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  3. ^ Internet, Unidad Editorial. "La fiesta grande de los musulmanes, oficial por primera vez en España - España - elmundo.es". www.elmundo.es.
  4. ^ CEF, El. "Calendario de fiestas laborales estatal, comunidades autónomas y fiestas locales". www.laboral-social.com/.
  5. ^ El Mundo. "Este año San José es sólo festivo en la Comunidad Valenciana y Murcia | España". Elmundo.es. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  6. ^ Correo, El. "La fiesta del Día de Euskadi nace con división. El Correo". www.elcorreodigital.com.
  7. ^ Heraldo de Aragón, El. "El Justicia conmemora este jueves el 427 aniversario de la ejecución de Juan de Lanuza V. El Heraldo de Aragón". www.heraldo.es.

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