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Public Holidays in Spain 2018

Spain has some public holidays that apply to the entire country, other public holidays which apply only regionally and even local holidays which apply only to some municipalities.


National holidays

  • 1st of January , New Year – Año Nuevo
  • 6th of January, Epiphany – Epifania del Señor
  • 25th of March, Palm Sunday – Domingo de Ramos
  • 29th of March, Maundy Thursday – Jueves Santo (Entire Spain except Catalonia).
  • 30th of March, Good Friday – Viernes Santo
  • 1st of April, Easter Sunday – Domingo de Resurreccion
  • 1st of May, First of May – Fiesta del Trabajo
  • 25th of July, Sant James – Santiago
  • 15th of August, Assumption Day – Asuncion de la Virgen
  • 12th of October, Columbus day – Día de la Hispanidad
  • 1st of November, All Saints Day – Todos los Santos
  • 6th of December, Spain’s Constitution Day – Día de la Constitución
  • 8th of December, Immaculate conception Day – Inmaculada Concepción
  •  25th of December, 1st Christmas Day – Día de la Navidad

Regional holidays, a selection (mainly in Andalusia, Murcia and Valencia)

  • 28th of February, Andalusia’s Day – Día de Andalucia – Andalusia
  • 19th of March, San Jose – Valencia and Murcia
  • 2nd of April, 2. Easter Sunday – in Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, La Rioja and Navarra
  • 2nd of May, the day after Labor day off – in Andalusia, Aragonia, Asturias, Canary Islands, Kastilien, Leon, Extremadura and Madrid
  • 9th of June, Day of the Murcia Region – Día de la región Murcia – Murcia
  • 9th of October, Valencia’s day – Día de la Comunidad Valenciana – Valencia
  • 26th of December, Public holiday in some regions – all regions except the Canary Islands, Galicia, Basque Country and La Rioja

In addition there are local holidays in the municipalities. In some cases it may also be a local public holiday only in a particular part of a municipality.

Daylight saving time begins on Sunday 25th of March. Winter time begins on Sunday 28th of October 2018.

Playa de Coroso en Ribeira, A Coruña. Photo: Alberto Varela.

Playa de Coroso en Ribeira, A Coruña. Photo: Alberto Varela.

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