Public Holidays in Spain in 2017

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Feast of St Francis Xavier
Feast of St Francis Xavier

3 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 9 days. Navarra only. Francis was a Roman Catholic missionary born in Xavier, Kingdom of Navarr...

Constitution Day
Constitution Day

6 December 2017 This National holiday is in 12 days. Constitution day is therefore a celebration of the day Spain became a democracy

Immaculate Conception Day
Immaculate Conception Day

8 December 2017 This National holiday is in 14 days. It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from o...

Spain List of National Public holidays of Spain in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Jan 2 New Year's Holiday Public Holiday as New Years Day falls on a Sunday
Friday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany Technically not a national holiday, but has been declared a regional holiday in all regions
Tuesday February 28 Feb 28 Andalucía Day Andalucía only
Wednesday March 01 Mar 1 Balearic Islands Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983
Sunday March 19 Mar 19 Father's Day Celebrated on St. Joseph' s day
Sunday March 19 Mar 19 St Josephs Day Castilla-La Mancha, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Valenciana only
Monday March 20 Mar 20 St Josephs Day Holiday Extremadura, Madrid only
Thursday April 13 Apr 13 Maundy Thursday except Catalonia
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarra and Valenciana Only
Monday April 24 Apr 24 Castile and León Community Day Castile and León only. Commemorates of the Battle of Villalar in 1521
Monday April 24 Apr 24 St George's Day Holiday National day of Aragon. Observed on Monday as 23 April 2017 is a Sunday
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day Fiesta del trabajo
Tuesday May 02 May 2 Community Festival of Madrid Madrid only. Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence
Sunday May 07 May 7 Mother's Day 1st Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 15 May 15 Feast of St. Isidro City of Madrid only. Patron Saint of Madrid
Wednesday May 17 May 17 Galician Literature Day Galicia only
Tuesday May 30 May 30 Canary Islands The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983
Wednesday May 31 May 31 Castilla-La Mancha Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha
Friday June 09 Jun 9 La Rioja Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Friday June 09 Jun 9 Murcia Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Thursday June 15 Jun 15 Corpus Christi Castilla-La Mancha. second Thursday after Whitsun
Saturday June 24 Jun 24 Feast of St John the Baptist Catalonia Only
Tuesday July 25 Jul 25 St James Day Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain
Friday July 28 Jul 28 Day of Cantabria Institutions Cantabria only
Tuesday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Aid El Kebir Ceuta, Melilla only. Feast of Sacrifice
Saturday September 02 Sep 2 Ceuta Day Día de Ceuta. Marks liberation from Portuguese control in 1415
Friday September 08 Sep 8 Day of Asturias Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
Friday September 08 Sep 8 Day of Extremadura Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
Monday September 11 Sep 11 National Day of Catalonia marks the anniversary of the recapture of Barcelona in 1714
Friday September 15 Sep 15 Lady of Aparecida The Patron saint of Cantabria
Monday October 09 Oct 9 Valencian Community Day Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238
Thursday October 12 Oct 12 Hispanic Day Columbus Day
Wednesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints' Day
Thursday November 09 Nov 9 Our Lady of the Almudena City of Madrid Only
Sunday December 03 Dec 3 Feast of St Francis Xavier Navarra only.
Wednesday December 06 Dec 6 Constitution Day
Friday December 08 Dec 8 Immaculate Conception Day
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 St Stephens Day Catalonia


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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