Holiday Guide for Spain in 2021

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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 2021

New Year's Day

 Long Weekend! 
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

Andalucía Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Andalucía Day (in lieu)

Andalucía: As Andalucía Day falls on a Sunday in 2021, the following Monday will be a public holiday.

Balearic Day

 Long Weekend! 
Balearic Day

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

Statute of Autonomy


Statute of Autonomy

Melilla: Marks the establishment of Melilla as an autonomous city in 1995.

St. Joseph's Day

 Long Weekend! 
St. Joseph's Day

Basque Country, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, 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, 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

 Long Weekend! 
Castile and León Community Day

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

St. George's Day

 Long Weekend! 
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 (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Community Festival of Madrid (in lieu)

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


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

Whit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Whit Monday

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

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

Corpus Christi


Corpus Christi

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

Day of Murcia


Day of Murcia

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

La Rioja Day


La Rioja Day

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

Feast of St. Anthony (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Feast of St. Anthony (in lieu)

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

Eid El Kebir


Eid El Kebir

Ceuta: 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.

Eid El Kebir


Eid El Kebir

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.

St. James' Day


St. James' Day

Basque Country, Madrid: 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


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

Assumption of the Virgin (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Assumption of the Virgin (in lieu)

Andalucía, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Castile and León: 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

Feast of Our Lady of Victories


Feast of Our Lady of Victories

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

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

National Day of Catalonia


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

 Long Weekend! 
Day of Melilla

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

La Mercè

 Long Weekend! 
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

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

 Long Weekend! 
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

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

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

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.