Spain Bank Holidays 2022


 
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A preview of the Spain bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2022, 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 Bank Holidays in 2022 Observance*
Jan.    Sat New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
        Thu Epiphany (Epifanía del Señor)
Feb.    Mon Día de Andalucía (AN) Regional
Mar.    Tue Día de las Islas Baleares (IB) Regional
        Sat 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
        Sat Community Day/Saint George's Day (AR) Regional
        Sat Community Day (CL) Regional
May     Sun Labour Day (Fiesta del Trabajo) (not a public holiday)
        Mon Community Day (M) Regional
        Mon Lunes siguiente a la Fiesta del Trabajo (O) Regional
        Tue Día de las Letras Gallegas (GA) Regional
        Mon Día de Canarias (CN) Regional
        Tue Día de Castilla-la Mancha (CM) Regional
June    Thu Community Day (LO MU) Regional
        Mon San Antonio (CE) Regional
        Thu Corpus Christi (CM) Regional
        Fri San Juan (CT VC) Regional
July    Sun Pascua del Sacrificio (Eidul-Adha) (CE) (date to be confirmed) Regional
        Sun Fiesta del Sacrificio (Aid El Kebir) (ML) (date to be confirmed) Regional
        Mon Santiago Apóstol/Día de Galicia Regional
        Thu Día de las Instituciones (S) Regional
Aug.    Fri Nuestra Señora de África (CE) Regional
        Mon Assumption (Asunción de la Virgen)
Sep.    Thu Community Day (EX) Regional
        Thu Virgen de la Victoria (ML) Regional
        Thu Community Day (O) Regional
        Thu Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida (S) Regional
        Sat Fundación de Melilla (ML) Regional
Oct.    Wed National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España)
Nov.    Tue All Saints' Day (Todos los Santos)
        Wed La Almudena (Madrid) (M) Municipal
Dec.    Sat San Francisco Javier (NA) Regional
        Tue Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución Española)
        Thu Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)
        Sun Christmas (Natividad de Nuestro Señor) (not a public holiday)
        Mon Saint Stephen's Day (San Esteban) (CT) Regional
        Mon Lunes siguiente a la Natividad de Nuestro Señor (O) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

05 Aug 2018 Spain 2019 Valencia Public Holidays Gazetted (Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has confirmed and gazetted the previously announced and amended official calendar of 2019 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia.  04 Aug 2018 Spain 2019 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 2 de agosto de 2018, the previously-announced annual list of the 2019 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña.  30 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 Ceuta Public Holidays Approved (Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) The recently-announced draft of the annual official list of 2019 non-working Ceuta public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta has been approved in plenary session.  27 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 Aragon Public Holidays Gazetted (Gobierno de Aragón-Zaragoza) The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has gazetted (BOA de 24 de julio de 2018) its previously-announced annual list of regional non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2019.  26 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 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 2019 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2019), including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays in 2019.  20 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 Valencia Public Holidays To Be Amended (Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) The "president" of the Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, has announced that the previously-announced list of 2019 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia would be amended to include Monday, June 24, 2019 as a public holiday in Valencia, even if no agreement is found ("también le digo que, si finalmente no es un acuerdo por unanimidad, que a mi me gustaría, en cualquier caso el 24 será fiesta").  13 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Announced (Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) The annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2019 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2019, en Castilla-La Mancha") has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha (DOCM).  10 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 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 2019 en la comunidad") for the upcoming calendar year 2019.  07 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 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 2019 ("días inhábiles a efectos laborales, de carácter retribuido y no recuperable, del calendario del próximo año") has been gazetted.  04 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) The Consejera de Economía y Hacienda of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta, Kissy Chandiramani has announced the annual official list of 2019 non-working Ceuta public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta.  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 2022 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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