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Public Holidays in Spain in 2016

Spain List of National Public holidays of Spain in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day
Wednesday January 06 Epiphany Technically not a national holiday, but has been declared a regional holiday in all regions
Monday February 29 Andalucía Day Andalucía only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980
Tuesday March 01 Balearic Islands Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983
Saturday March 19 Father's Day Celebrated on St. Joseph' s day
Saturday March 19 St Josephs Day Murcia, Valenciana only
Thursday March 24 Maundy Thursday except Catalonia
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Easter Monday Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarra, Valenciana
Monday April 04 Feast of San Vincent Ferrer Andalucía, Valenciana
Saturday April 23 Castile and León Community Day Castile and León only. Commemorates of the Battle of Villalar in 1521
Saturday April 23 St Georges Day National day of Aragon
Sunday May 01 Labour Day Fiesta del trabajo
Sunday May 01 Mother's Day 1st Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 02 Community Festival of Madrid Madrid only. Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence
Monday May 02 Labour Day Holiday
Sunday May 15 Feast of St. Isidro Madrid only. Patron Saint of Madrid
Monday May 16 Whit Monday Catalonia. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Tuesday May 17 Galician Literature Day Galicia only
Thursday May 26 Corpus Christi Castilla-La Mancha. second Thursday after Whitsun
Monday May 30 Canary Islands The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983
Tuesday May 31 Castilla-La Mancha Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha
Thursday June 09 La Rioja Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Thursday June 09 Murcia Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Monday June 13 Feast of St Anthony Ceuta only
Friday June 24 Feast of St John the Baptist Catalonia, Galicia Only
Monday July 25 St James Day Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain
Thursday July 28 Day of Cantabria Institutions Cantabria only
Friday August 05 Our Lady of Africa Ceuta only
Monday August 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Friday September 02 Ceuta Day Día de Ceuta. Marks liberation from Portuguese control in 1415
Thursday September 08 Day of Extremadura Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
Thursday September 08 Day of Asturias Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
Sunday September 11 National Day of Catalonia marks the anniversary of the recapture of Barcelona in 1714
Monday September 12 Aid El Kebir Ceuta, Melilla only. Feast of Sacrifice
Thursday September 15 Lady of Aparecida The Patron saint of Cantabria
Saturday September 17 Day of Melilla Melilla only. Marks the taking of the city by Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1497
Friday October 07 Basque Constitution Day
Sunday October 09 Valencian Community Day Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238
Wednesday October 12 Hispanic Day Columbus Day
Tuesday November 01 All Saints Day
Saturday December 03 Feast of St Francis Xavier Navarra only.
Tuesday December 06 Constitution Day
Thursday December 08 Immaculate Conception Day
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Christmas Holiday in lieu of Christmas Day

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • 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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