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A preview of the Spain bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, 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 2020 Observance*
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
        Mon Epiphany (Epifanía del Señor)
Feb.    Fri Día de Andalucía (AN) Regional
Mar.    Thu 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
        Thu Community Day/Saint George's Day (AR) Regional
        Thu Community Day (CL) Regional
May     Fri Labour Day (Fiesta del Trabajo)
        Sat Community Day (M) Regional
        Fri San Isidro (Madrid) (M) Municipal
        Sat Día de Canarias (CN) Regional
June    Tue Community Day (LO MU) Regional
        Thu Corpus Christi (CM) Regional
        Sat San Antonio (CE) Regional
        Wed San Juan (CT VC) Regional
July    Sat Santiago Apóstol/Día de Galicia (GA NA PV) Regional
        Tue Día de las Instituciones (S) Regional
        Fri Pascua del Sacrificio (Eidul-Adha) (CE) (date to be confirmed) Regional
        Fri Fiesta del Sacrificio (Aid El Kebir) (ML) (date to be confirmed) Regional
Aug.    Wed Nuestra Señora de África (CE) Regional
        Sat Assumption (Asunción de la Virgen)
Sep.    Tue Community Day (EX) Regional
        Tue Virgen de la Victoria (ML) Regional
        Tue Community Day (O) Regional
        Fri Fiesta Nacional de Cataluña (CT) Regional
        Tue Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida (S) Regional
        Thu Fundación de Melilla (ML) Regional
Oct.    Fri Community Day (VC) Regional
        Mon National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España)
Nov.    Sun All Saints' Day (not a public holiday) Other
        Mon Lunes siguiente a Todos los Santos (O) Regional
        Mon La Almudena (Madrid) (M) Municipal
Dec.    Thu San Francisco Javier (NA) Regional
        Sun Constitution Day (not a public holiday) Other
        Mon Lunes siguiente al Día de la Constitución Española (O) Regional
        Tue Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)
        Fri Christmas (Natividad de Nuestro Señor)
        Sat Saint Stephen's Day (San Esteban) (CT) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

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.  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.  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 2020 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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