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
  • Seguridad Social provides a calendar including local, regional and town holidays in Spain


Public Holidays in Spain 2018

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • 6th January - Epiphany
  • 30 March - Good Friday
  • 1st May - Labour Day Holiday
  • August 15th - Assumption Day
  • October 12th - Hispanic Day
  • November 1st - All Saints' Day
  • December 6th - Constitution Day
  • December 8th - Immaculate Conception
  • December 25th - Christmas Day

There are many other holidays in Spain that are regional only, listed below:

  • 29th February - Andalusia day
  • 1 March - Balearics regional holiday
  • 19 March - St Joseph's Day (Murcia and Valenciana)
  • 29th March - Maundy Thursday (except Canary Islands, Cantabria, Catalonia and Valenciana)
  • 2 April - Easter Monday (Balearics, Catalonia, Basque Country, Navarra, Valenciana)
  • 23 April - Community day in Castille y Leon; St George's Day in Aragon
  • 2 May - Community Festival in Madrid
  • 15 May - Feast of St Isidro (Madrid)
  • 17 May - Literature Day (Galicia)
  • 30 May - Canary Islands Day
  • 31 May - Castilla-La Mancha Day and Corpus Christi (Castilla-La Mancha)
  • 9 June - La Rioja; Murcia (to celebrate the statute of autonomous community)
  • 13 June - Feast of St Anthony (Ceuta)
  • 25 July - St James Day (Galicia)
  • 28 July - Day of Cantabria Institutions
  • 6 August - Our Lady of Africa (Ceuta)
  • 22 August - Feast of Sacrifice (Ceuta & Melilla)
  • 2 September - Ceuta Day
  • 8 September - Day of Extramadura; Day of Asturias
  • 11 September - National Day of Catalonia
  • 15 September - Patron Saint of Cantabria
  • 17 September - Day of Melilla
  • 9 October - Valencian Community Day
  • 9 November - Our Lady of the Almudena (Madrid)
  • 3 December - Feast of Saint Francis Xavier (Navarra)