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A preview of the Spain bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, 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 2021 Observance*
Jan.    Fri New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
        Wed Epiphany (Epifanía del Señor)
Feb.    Sun Día de Andalucía (AN) (might be moved to Mon. Mar. 1) Regional
Mar.    Mon Día de las Islas Baleares (IB) Regional
        Fri Saint Joseph's Day (M ML MU NA PV VC) Regional
Apr.    Thu Maundy Thursday (except CT)
        Fri Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
        Mon Easter Monday (CT IB LO NA PV VC) Regional
        Fri Community Day/Saint George's Day (AR) Regional
        Fri Community Day (CL) Regional
May     Sat Labour Day (Fiesta del Trabajo)
        Sun Community Day (M) Regional
        Sat San Isidro (Madrid) (M) Municipal
        Mon Día de las Letras Gallegas (GA) Regional
        Sun Día de Canarias (CN) Regional
        Mon Día de Castilla-la Mancha (CM) Regional
June    Thu Corpus Christi (CM) Regional
        Wed Community Day (LO MU) Regional
        Sun San Antonio (CE) Regional
        Thu San Juan (CT VC) Regional
July    Wed Pascua del Sacrificio (Eidul-Adha) (CE) (date to be confirmed) Regional
        Wed Fiesta del Sacrificio (Aid El Kebir) (ML) (date to be confirmed) Regional
        Sun Santiago Apóstol/Día de Galicia (GA NA PV) Regional
        Wed Día de las Instituciones (S) Regional
Aug.    Thu Nuestra Señora de África (CE) Regional
        Sun Assumption (not a public holiday) Other
        Mon Lunes siguiente a la Asunción de la Virgen (O) Regional
Sep.    Wed Community Day (EX) Regional
        Wed Virgen de la Victoria (ML) Regional
        Wed Community Day (O) Regional
        Sat Fiesta Nacional de Cataluña (CT) Regional
        Wed Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida (S) Regional
        Fri Fundación de Melilla (ML) Regional
Oct.    Sat Community Day (VC) Regional
        Tue National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España)
Nov.    Mon All Saints' Day (Todos los Santos)
        Tue La Almudena (Madrid) (M) Municipal
Dec.    Fri San Francisco Javier (NA) Regional
        Mon Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución Española)
        Wed Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)
        Sat Christmas (Natividad de Nuestro Señor)
        Sun Saint Stephen's Day (San Esteban) (CT) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

19 May 2018 Spain 2019 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 2019.  21 Apr 2018 Spain 2019 Basque Public Holidays Gazetted (Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has gazetted its recently-announced annual calendar of official regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2016 in Spain's Basque region.  04 Apr 2018 Spain 2019 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 and bank holidays ("proyecto de decreto de calendario laboral") for the upcoming calendar year 2019 in Spain's Basque region.  22 Mar 2018 Spain 2019 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.  17 Mar 2018 Spain 2019 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 2019 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (calendario laboral).  01 Nov 2017 Spain 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) Less than a month after gazetting its annual list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2018, the national government of Spain has issued a decree amending the previously-gazetted list of official national non-working public holidays in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  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.  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 2021 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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