Public Holidays in Spain in 2013

Spain List of National Public holidays of Spain in 2013

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.
Monday January 07 Jan 7 Epiphany (observed) Andalucía, Ceuta, Castilla-La Mancha, Madrid, Melilla, Asturias, Cantabria only
Thursday February 28 Feb 28 Andalucía Day Andalucía only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980
Friday March 01 Mar 1 Balearic Islands Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983
Tuesday March 19 Mar 19 Father's Day Celebrated on St. Joseph' s day
Tuesday March 19 Mar 19 St Josephs Day Castilla-La Mancha, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia, Valenciana only
Thursday March 28 Mar 28 Maundy Thursday except Catalonia
Friday March 29 Mar 29 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 23 Apr 23 Castile and León Community Day Castile and León only. Commemorates of the Battle of Villalar in 1521
Tuesday April 23 Apr 23 St Georges Day National day of Aragon
Wednesday May 01 May 1 Labour Day Fiesta del trabajo
Thursday May 02 May 2 Community Festival of Madrid Madrid only. Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence.
Sunday May 05 May 5 Mother's Day First Sunday in the month of May
Wednesday May 15 May 15 Feast of St. Isidro Madrid only. Patron Saint of Madrid.
Thursday May 30 May 30 Canary Islands The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983.
Thursday May 30 May 30 Corpus Christi Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha. second Thursday after Whitsun
Friday May 31 May 31 Castilla-La Mancha Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha
Sunday June 09 Jun 9 La Rioja Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Sunday June 09 Jun 9 Murcia Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Monday June 24 Jun 24 Feast of St John the Baptist Catalonia only
Thursday July 25 Jul 25 St James Day Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain.
Thursday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Monday September 02 Sep 2 Ceuta Day Día de Ceuta. Marks liberation from Portuguese control in 1415
Sunday September 08 Sep 8 Asturias
Sunday September 08 Sep 8 Extremadura Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
Wednesday September 11 Sep 11 National Day of Catalonia marks the anniversary of the recapture of Barcelona in 1714
Wednesday October 09 Oct 9 Valencian Community Day Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238
Saturday October 12 Oct 12 Hispanic Day Columbus Day
Friday October 25 Oct 25 Day of the Basque Country Euskadi Eguna. Official from 2011.
Friday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day
Saturday November 09 Nov 9 Our Lady of the Almudena Madrid Only.
Friday December 06 Dec 6 Constitution Day
Sunday December 08 Dec 8 Immaculate Conception Day
Wednesday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public 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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