Holiday Guide for Spain in 2019

Spain 2019
Spain
2019

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Population: 46.44m
Capital: Madrid
Calling Code: (34)
Time Zone: +1 UTC
Currency: Euro
Language: Spanish

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Spain List of Public Holidays in Spain in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Spain: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Epiphany


Epiphany

Spain: A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men

Epiphany (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Epiphany (in lieu)

Andalucía, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Castile and León, Ceuta, Extremadura, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra: A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men

Andalucía Day


Andalucía Day

Andalucía: Andalucía only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980

Balearic Day

 Long Weekend! 
Balearic Day

Balearic Islands: Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983

St. Joseph's Day


St. Joseph's Day

Basque Country, Galicia, Murcia, Navarra, Valenciana: Feast day of St. Joseph. Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus

Holy Thursday


Holy Thursday

Andalucía, Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile and León, Castilla-La Mancha, Ceuta, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra: Also Known as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday commemorates the last supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Spain: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarra, Valenciana: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Castile and León Community Day


Castile and León Community Day

Castile and León: Castile and León only. Commemorates of the Battle of Villalar in 1521

St. George's Day


St. George's Day

Aragon: Celebrated annually on April 23rd, as this is the generally accepted date of St. George's death

Labour Day


Labour Day

Spain: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Community Festival of Madrid


Community Festival of Madrid

Madrid: Madrid only. Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence

Feast of St. Isidro


Feast of St. Isidro

Madrid: San Isidro is the patron saint of the peasants and labourers and is also the patron saint of Madrid

Galician Literature Day

 Long Weekend! 
Galician Literature Day

Galicia: This annual celebration of the Galician language and its literature was initiated in 1963

Canary Islands Day


Canary Islands Day

Canary Islands: The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament took place on May 30th 1983

Castilla-La Mancha Day

 Long Weekend! 
Castilla-La Mancha Day

Castilla-La Mancha: Commemorating the anniversary of the establishment of the Regional Courts in 1983

La Rioja Day

 Long Weekend! 
La Rioja Day

La Rioja: Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982

Day of Murcia (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Day of Murcia (in lieu)

Murcia: Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982

Feast of St. Anthony


Feast of St. Anthony

Ceuta: Always celebrated on June 13th. It is the Feast day of St. Anthony and commemorates his death in 1231

Corpus Christi


Corpus Christi

Castilla-La Mancha: The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun

Feast of St. John the Baptist

 Long Weekend! 
Feast of St. John the Baptist

Catalonia, Valenciana: The feast day of St John the Baptist marking Midsummer. John by tradition was born six months before Jesus.

St. James' Day


St. James' Day

Basque Country, Cantabria, Galicia: St. James is the patron saint of Galicia as well as Spain

Day of Cantabria Institutions


Day of Cantabria Institutions

Cantabria: The Province of Cantabria was constituted on July 28th 1778

Our Lady of Africa

 Long Weekend! 
Our Lady of Africa

Ceuta: The Church of Santa María de África was consecrated on 5 August 1752

Eid El Kebir

 Long Weekend! 
Eid El Kebir

Ceuta, Melilla: The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar

Assumption Day


Assumption Day

Spain: The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

Ceuta Day

 Long Weekend! 
Ceuta Day

Ceuta: Commemorates the end of Muslim rule when King John I of Portugal conquered the city in 1415

Feast of Our Lady of Victories (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Feast of Our Lady of Victories (in lieu)

Asturias, Extremadura: Marks the Feast Day of the nativity (birth) of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus

National Day of Catalonia


National Day of Catalonia

Catalonia: The day known as 'Festa Nacional de Catalunya' marks 11 September 1714 when Catalan forces were defeated by King Philip V of Spain

Lady of Aparecida


Lady of Aparecida

Cantabria: The Virgin Mary is the Patron saint of Cantabria

Day of Melilla


Day of Melilla

Melilla: Melilla only. Marks the taking of the city by Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1497

Valencian Community Day


Valencian Community Day

Valenciana: Valencia. Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238

Hispanic Day


Hispanic Day

Spain: This national holiday commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas

All Saints' Day

 Long Weekend! 
All Saints' Day

Spain: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Our Lady of the Almudena


Our Lady of the Almudena

Madrid: Celebrates the discovery of a lost statue in the Cathedral after occupation by the Moors.

Feast of St. Francis Xavier


Feast of St. Francis Xavier

Navarra: Francis was a Roman Catholic missionary born in Xavier, Kingdom of Navarre, and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus

Constitution Day

 Long Weekend! 
Constitution Day

Spain: Constitution day is a celebration of the day Spain became a democracy in December 19178

Immaculate Conception Day


Immaculate Conception Day

Spain: It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life

Immaculate Conception Day Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Immaculate Conception Day Holiday

Andalucía, Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castile and León, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Melilla: It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Spain: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Christmas Holiday


Christmas Holiday

Balearic Islands: In some countries, the second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day

St. Stephen's Day


St. Stephen's Day

Catalonia: 26th December is the Feast of St. Stephen in Western Christianity. It is observed as a second day of Christmas holidays in several countries.

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.
  • The list of regional holidays changes every year, partly because of national holidays falling on Sundays.