Public Holidays in Galicia in 2017

Public Holidays in Galicia Upcoming Public Holidays in Galicia

Labour Day
Labour Day

1 May 2017 This National holiday is in 4 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Galician Literature Day
Galician Literature Day

17 May 2017 This Regional holiday is in 20 days. This celebration of the Galician language and its literature was initiated in 1963

St James Day
St James Day

25 July 2017 This Regional holiday is in 89 days. St. James is the patron saint of Galicia as well as Spain

galicia, Spain National and Regional Public holidays of Galicia, Spain in 2017

Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Friday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany Technically not a national holiday, but has been declared a regional holiday in all regions
Sunday March 19 Mar 19 Father's Day Celebrated on St. Joseph' s day
Thursday April 13 Apr 13 Maundy Thursday except Catalonia
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day Fiesta del trabajo
Sunday May 07 May 7 Mother's Day 1st Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Wednesday May 17 May 17 Galician Literature Day Galicia only
Tuesday July 25 Jul 25 St James Day Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain
Tuesday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Thursday October 12 Oct 12 Hispanic Day Columbus Day
Wednesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day
Wednesday December 06 Dec 6 Constitution Day
Friday December 08 Dec 8 Immaculate Conception Day
Monday 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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