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Spain bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 5 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Spain Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
      6 Sat Epiphany (Epifanía del Señor)
Feb. 28 Wed Día de Andalucía (AN) Regional
Mar.  1 Thu Día de las Islas Baleares (IB) Regional
     19 Mon Saint Joseph's Day (MU VC) Regional
     29 Thu Maundy Thursday (except CT S VC)
     30 Fri Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
Apr.  2 Mon Easter Monday (CT IB NA PV VC) Regional
     23 Mon Community Day/Saint George's Day (AR) Regional
     23 Mon Community Day (CL) Regional
May   1 Tue Labour Day (Fiesta del Trabajo)
      2 Wed Community Day (M) Regional
     15 Tue San Isidro (Madrid) (M) Municipal
     17 Thu Día de las Letras Gallegas (GA) Regional
     30 Wed Día de Canarias (CN) Regional
     31 Thu Día de Castilla-la Mancha (CM) Regional
June    Sat Community Day (LO MU) Regional
        Wed San Antonio (CE) Regional
July    Wed Santiago Apóstol/Día de Galicia (GA) Regional
        Sat Día de las Instituciones (S) Regional
Aug.    Mon Nuestra Señora de África Holiday (CE) Regional
        Wed Assumption (Asunción de la Virgen)
        Wed Pascua del Sacrificio (Eidul-Adha) (CE) Regional
        Wed Fiesta del Sacrificio (Aid El Kebir) (ML) Regional
Sep.    Sat Community Day (EX) Regional
        Sat Virgen de la Victoria (ML) Regional
        Sat Community Day (O) Regional
        Tue Fiesta Nacional de Cataluña (CT) Regional
        Sat Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida (S) Regional
        Mon Fundación de Melilla (ML) Regional
Oct.    Tue Community Day (VC) Regional
        Fri National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España)
Nov.    Thu All Saints' Day (Todos los Santos)
        Fri La Almudena (Madrid) (M) Municipal
Dec.    Mon San Francisco Javier (NA) Regional
        Thu Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución Española)
        Sat Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)
        Tue Christmas (Natividad de Nuestro Señor)
        Wed Saint Stephen's Day (San Esteban) (CT) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

12 Oct 2017 Spain 2018 National Public Holidays Gazetted (Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) Following the recent gazetting of the 2018 public holidays in the last of Spain's autonomous regions, the national government of Spain has gazetted its annual list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  08 Oct 2017 Spain 2018 Melilla Public Holidays Announced (Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla-BOME) The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla, in an emergency session (Sesión ejecutiva extraordinaria y urgente), has released its calendario laboral, the annual official list of 2018 non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Melilla, in the Boletín Oficial de Melilla (BOME).  26 Sep 2017 Spain 2018 Madrid Public Holidays Announced (Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid-Madrid) The Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid has announced that the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of Madrid had approved the annual list of official 2018 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid.  15 Sep 2017 Spain 2018 Galicia Public Holidays Gazetted (Diario Oficial de Galicia-DOG) The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia (Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia) has officially gazetted its recently-released annual official list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  14 Sep 2017 Spain 2018 Castilla y León Public Holidays Announced (Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León-Valladolid) The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has announced its annual list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2018.  11 Sep 2017 Spain 2018 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) After another year of divisive and rancorous debate, the legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta) has approved the annual official list of 2018 non-working Ceuta public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta.  10 Sep 2017 Spain 2018 Extremadura Public Holidays Gazetted (Diario Oficial de Extremadura-DOE) The recently-published annual list of regional public holidays (Calendario Laboral) for the calendar year 2018 in the Spanish region of Extremadura, as announced by the Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Extremadura of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura, has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE).  08 Sep 2017 Spain 2018 Canaries Public Holidays Announced (Diario de Avisos-Santa Cruz De Tenerife) The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced its official annual list of 2018 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("El Consejo de Gobierno de Canarias aprobó ayer el calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma").  04 Sep 2017 Spain 2018 Extremadura Public Holidays (Diario Oficial de Extremadura-DOE) The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Extremadura of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published its annual list of regional public holidays (Calendario Laboral) for the calendar year 2018 in Extremadura.  10 Aug 2017 Spain 2018 Cantabria Public Holidays Announced (Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria -Santander) The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria has gazetted its annual list of 2018 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria.  09 Aug 2017 Spain 2018 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Announced (Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) The Consejera de Gobierno de Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla La-Mancha, through the regional vice-president, José Luis Martínez Guijarro, has announced the annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2018 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2018, en Castilla-La Mancha").  30 Jul 2017 Spain 2017 Aragon Public Holidays Gazetted (Gobierno de Aragón-Zaragoza) The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has gazetted (BOA de 28 de julio de 2017) its previously-announced annual list of regional non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  28 Jul 2017 Spain 2018 Valencia Public Holidays Approved (Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has approved its previously-announced annual official calendar of non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia ("calendario laboral en toda la Comunidad Valenciana") for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  24 Jul 2017 Spain 2018 Balears Public Holidays Approved (Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral-Govern de les Illes Balears) The spokesperson for the Consell de Govern of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears, Pilar Costa, has announced that the Consell de Govern had approved its official annual calendar of 2018 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (calendario laboral).  22 Jul 2017 Spain 2018 Aragon Public Holidays Announced (Gobierno de Aragón-Zaragoza) The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has announced the annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Aragon ("fiestas laborales, de carácter retribuido y no recuperables e inhábiles, para el año 2018 en la comunidad") for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  09 Jul 2017 Spain 2018 Balears Public Holidays Announced (Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral-Govern de les Illes Balears) The Consell de Govern of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has announced its official annual calendar of 2018 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (calendario laboral).  08 Jul 2017 Spain 2018 Galicia Public Holidays Announced (Diario Oficial de Galicia-DOG) The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia (Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia) has published its annual official list of regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  29 Jun 2017 Spain 2018 Valencia Public Holidays Announced (Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has announced its annual official calendar of non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia ("calendario laboral en toda la Comunidad Valenciana") for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  13 Jun 2017 Spain 2018 La Rioja Public Holidays Gazetted (Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) The recently released annual list of regional public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of La Rioja for the upcoming calendar year 2018 ("días inhábiles a efectos laborales, de carácter retribuido y no recuperable, del calendario del próximo año") has been gazetted.  11 Jun 2017 Spain 2018 Asturias Public Holidays Gazetted (Boletín Oficial del Principado de Asturias-BOPA) The Principado de Asturias autonomous region of Spain has gazetted its annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous regions of the Asturias (calendario laboral en el ambito del Principado de Asturias), for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  10 Jun 2017 Spain 2018 Navarra Public Holidays Gazetted (Boletín Oficial de Navarra-BON) The Directora General de la Politica Económica y Empresarial y Trabajo de Navarra has gazetted its previously-announced annual "calendario laboral" which lists the dates of the non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Navarra for the calendar year 2018.  03 Jun 2017 Spain 2018 La Rioja Public Holidays Announced (Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) The Consejería de Industria, Innovación y Empleo of Spain's Autonomous Region of La Rioja, through its spokesperson, Begoña Martínez Arregui, has announced its annual list of regional public holidays in La Rioja for the upcoming calendar year 2018 ("días inhábiles a efectos laborales, de carácter retribuido y no recuperable, del calendario del próximo año").  02 Jun 2017 Spain 2018 Cataluña Public Holidays Gazetted (Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) The Conselleria de Treball de la Generalitat de Catalunya has gazetted, in the DOGC de 31 de mayo de 2017, the previously-announced annual list of the 2018 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña.  04 May 2017 Spain 2018 Basque Public Holidays Gazetted (Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has gazetted its annual calendar of official regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018 in Spain's Basque region.  03 May 2017 Spain 2018 Andalucia Public Holidays Announced (Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía-BOJA) The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Andalucía has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Andalucia for the calendar year 2018 ("calendario de fiestas laborales en Andalucía para el año 2018").  26 Apr 2017 Spain 2018 Basque Public Holidays Announced (Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has released a draft of its annual calendar of official regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018 in Spain's Basque region.  02 Apr 2017 Spain 2018 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced (Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) The Consell Català de Relacions Laborals has released its annual list of the 2018 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2018), including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays in 2018.  18 Mar 2017 Spain 2018 Murcia Public Holidays Announced (Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia-Murcia) The executive of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has released its annual calendar of official non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2018 in the Spanish region of Murcia.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Spain public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Administrative Division: For the purpose of public holidays, Spain is divided into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades autónomas), and two African autonomous cities (ciudades autónomas). Their abbreviations are:  • Andalucía (AN), • Aragón (AR), • Asturias (O), • Balearic Islands (IB), • Basque Country (PV), • Canary Islands (CN), • Cantabria (S), • Castilla-La Mancha (CM), • Castilla y León (CL), • Catalonia (CT), • Ceuta (CE), • Extremadura (EX), • Galicia (GA), • La Rioja (LO), • Madrid (M), • Melilla (ML), • Murcia (MU), • Navarra (NA), • Valencia (VC),  as set out in ISO 3166-2:ES.  National and Regional Public Holidays: Spanish regions, towns, villages and cities have additional public holidays of their own. There is a base of, usually 9, public holidays that are common to all regions of Spain, plus Epiphany and Maundy Thursday which each region can replace with one or two region-specific public holidays. Regions also have the option of adding a regional public holiday, without removing any of the common ones, or Epiphany and Maundy Thursday.  Epiphany is, in theory, with Maundy Thursday, one of the 2 public holidays that each region can replace with another. However, in practice, over the last 30 years there has been only one occasion, in Catalonia, when Epiphany was not observed somewhere in Spain.  Maundy Thursday is usually not a public holiday in Catalonia.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend are not systematically moved to the following Monday.  However, when a public holiday falls on a Thursday or Tuesday, it is common practice to "make the bridge" (hacer puente) by taking off the Friday or Monday so creating a very long weekend. When this happens you may find businesses running on short staff or smaller family run business closed for the full period.  Spain International Codes ES and ESP (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .es (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Spain information and news: Bank of Spain (Spain central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Spain maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Spain), and Wikipedia (includes Spain commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Spain, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Spain that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Spain were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Spain, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Spain, before planning any trip to Spain. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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