Public Holidays in Spain in 2017

Spain List of National Public holidays of Spain in 2017

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