Holiday Guide for Spain in 2020

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2020

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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 2020

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

 Long Weekend! 
Epiphany

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

Saint Vincent the Martyr


Saint Vincent the Martyr

Valenciana: Saint Vincent is the patron saint of Valencia. He was martyred during the Christian persecutions of Emperor Diocletian around the year 304.

Andalucía Day

 Long Weekend! 
Andalucía Day

Andalucía: Andalucía became an autonomous community of Spain on February 28th 1980

Balearic Day


Balearic Day

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

St. Joseph's Day


St. Joseph's Day

Basque Country, Castilla-La Mancha, 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

Feast of San Vincent Ferrer

 Long Weekend! 
Feast of San Vincent Ferrer

Valenciana: Vincent Ferrer was a Valencian Dominican friar, who gained acclaim as a missionary and a logician

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

 Long Weekend! 
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

Saint Peter de Regalado


Saint Peter de Regalado

Castile and León: The patron saint of Valladolid is Saint Peter de Regalado, who was a 15th century Franciscan monk

Feast of St. Isidro

 Long Weekend! 
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


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


Castilla-La Mancha Day

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

Whit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Whit Monday

Catalonia: Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

La Rioja Day


La Rioja Day

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

Day of Murcia


Day of Murcia

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

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. 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

Feast of St. John the Baptist


Feast of St. John the Baptist

Catalonia, Galicia, 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

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

Eid El Kebir

 Long Weekend! 
Eid El Kebir

Ceuta, Melilla: Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Our Lady of Africa


Our Lady of Africa

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

Assumption of the Virgin


Assumption of the Virgin

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

Ceuta Day


Ceuta Day

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

Our Lady of San Lorenzo


Our Lady of San Lorenzo

Castile and León: Marks the Feast Day of the nativity (birth) of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus

Feast of Our Lady of Victories


Feast of Our Lady of Victories

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

National Day of Catalonia

 Long Weekend! 
National Day of Catalonia

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

Lady of Aparecida


Lady of Aparecida

Cantabria: Honours the Virgin Mary, Cantabria's patron saint through a statue that was found at the start of the 17th century.

Day of Melilla


Day of Melilla

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

La Mercè


La Mercè

Catalonia: This celebration dates back to 1615, when the Mercedians, a Spanish order, established the feast day in honour of the Virgin Mary

Valencian Community Day

 Long Weekend! 
Valencian Community Day

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

Hispanic Day

 Long Weekend! 
Hispanic Day

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

All Saints' Day


All Saints' Day

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

All Saints' Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
All Saints' Day (in lieu)

Andalucía, Aragon, Castile and León, Extremadura, Madrid: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Our Lady of the Almudena

 Long Weekend! 
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


Constitution Day

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

Constitution Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Constitution Day (in lieu)

Andalucía, Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Castile and León, Ceuta, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra: 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

Christmas Day

 Long Weekend! 
Christmas Day

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

St. Stephen's Day


St. Stephen's Day

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

Christmas Holiday


Christmas Holiday

Balearic Islands: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

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.