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A preview of the Spain bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2019, 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 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
        Sun Epiphany (not a public holiday) Other
        Mon Lunes siguiente a la Epifanía del Señor (O) Regional
Feb.    Thu Día de Andalucía (AN) Regional
Mar.    Fri Día de las Islas Baleares (IB) Regional
        Tue 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
        Tue Community Day/Saint George's Day (AR) Regional
        Tue Community Day (CL) Regional
May     Wed Labour Day (Fiesta del Trabajo)
        Thu Community Day (M) Regional
        Wed San Isidro (Madrid) (M) Municipal
        Fri Día de las Letras Gallegas (GA) Regional
        Thu Día de Canarias (CN) Regional
        Fri Día de Castilla-la Mancha (CM) Regional
June    Sun Community Day (LO MU) Regional
        Thu San Antonio (CE) Regional
        Thu Corpus Christi (CM) Regional
        Mon San Juan (CT VC) Regional
July    Thu Santiago Apóstol/Día de Galicia (GA NA PV) Regional
Aug.    Mon Nuestra Señora de África (CE) Regional
        Mon Pascua del Sacrificio (Eidul-Adha) (CE) (date to be confirmed) Regional
        Mon Fiesta del Sacrificio (Aid El Kebir) (ML) (date to be confirmed) Regional
        Thu Assumption (Asunción de la Virgen)
Sep.    Sun Community Day (EX) Regional
        Sun Virgen de la Victoria (ML) Regional
        Mon Community Day Holiday (O) Regional
        Wed Fiesta Nacional de Cataluña (CT) Regional
        Tue Fundación de Melilla (ML) Regional
Oct.    Wed Community Day (VC) Regional
        Sat National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España)
Nov.    Fri All Saints' Day (Todos los Santos)
        Sat La Almudena (Madrid) (M) Municipal
Dec.    Tue San Francisco Javier (NA) Regional
        Fri Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución Española)
        Sun Immaculate Conception (not a public holiday) Other
        Mon Lunes siguiente a la Inmaculada Concepción (O) Regional
        Wed Christmas (Natividad de Nuestro Señor)
        Thu Saint Stephen's Day (San Esteban) (CT) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

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.  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 2019 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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