You’ll find a full list of national and regional holidays here.
However, don’t forget that each municipality will have two additional public holidays; often celebrating the local saint or an event of local importance.
Some notes about the major holidays, mainly for our readers in the East:
|New Year's Day||Primero de Enero . The first day of the new year!|
|Epiphany||Epifanía. A major Christian holiday, celebrating the presentation of Christ to the 'three wise men' or Maji.|
|Good Friday||Viernes Santo. A major Christian holiday, commemorating Christ's death. Moveable date. The start of Spain's Holy Week (Semana Santa).|
|Labour day||Fiesta del Trabajo. An internationally recognised holiday, also known as "International Workers' Day".|
|Assumption Day||L'Assumpció/La Asunción. A Christian holiday commemorating the death of the Virgin Mary and her 'assumption' into Heaven.|
|Hispanic Day/Columbus Day||Fiesta Nacional de España - Spain's national day. The day that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas.|
|All Saints Day||Dia de todos los Santos. A celebration of all saints.|
|Constitution Day||Día de la Constitución. A celebration of the referendum held on December 06 1978, which brought about the Spanish constitution - an important step towards its current democracy.|
|Immaculate Conception Day||Dia de la Inmaculada Concepcion. A Catholic holiday celebrating the 'immaculate conception' of the Virgin Mary.|
|Christmas Day||El día de Navidad . A major Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ.|