Spain Public 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 Public 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 (not a public holiday) Other
        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 (not a public holiday) Other
        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)

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.  03 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 Canaries Public Holidays Gazetted (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 2019 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").  03 Jul 2018 Spain 2019 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 2019.  29 Jun 2018 Spain 2019 La Rioja Public Holidays Announced (Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) The Consejo de Gobierno of Spain's Autonomous Region of La Rioja, has announced its annual list of regional public holidays in La Rioja for the upcoming calendar year 2019 ("aprobado las 12 fiestas laborales en todo el territorio de la Comunidad Autónoma de La Rioja para 2019").  26 Jun 2018 Spain 2019 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 2019 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria.  08 Jun 2018 Spain 2019 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 2019 in the Spanish region of Murcia.  22 May 2018 Spain 2019 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 2019 ("calendario de fiestas laborales en Andalucía para el año 2019").  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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