Public Holidays in Spain in 2008

Spain List of National Public holidays of Spain in 2008

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Sunday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany Technically not a national holiday, but has been declared a "regional" holiday in all regions.
Saturday March 01 Mar 1 Balearic Islands
Friday March 21 Mar 21 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Wednesday April 23 Apr 23 Andalucía Day Andalucia only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980
Thursday May 01 May 1 Labour Day Fiesta del trabajo
Friday May 02 May 2 Madrid Regional only
Friday May 30 May 30 Canary Islands The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983.
Saturday May 31 May 31 Castilla-La Mancha
Monday June 09 Jun 9 La Rioja Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Monday June 09 Jun 9 Murcia Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Friday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Tuesday September 02 Sep 2 Ceuta Day
Monday September 08 Sep 8 Asturias
Monday September 08 Sep 8 Extremadura Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
Thursday September 11 Sep 11 National Day of Catalonia marks the anniversary of the recapture of Barcelona in 1714
Thursday October 09 Oct 9 Valencian Community Day Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238
Sunday October 12 Oct 12 Hispanic Day Columbus Day
Saturday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day
Saturday December 06 Dec 6 Constitution Day
Monday December 08 Dec 8 Immaculate Conception Day
Thursday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day


National Holiday Regional Holiday


  • Public holidays are taken on the day they fall and not moved to the following weekend, if they fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
  • Each municipality has a maximum of 13 public holidays a year; up to nine holidays are set by the national government and at least two are chosen locally.
  • The list of regional holidays changes every year, partly because of national holidays falling on Sundays.

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