Public Holidays in Spain in 2008

Spain List of National Public holidays of Spain in 2008

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