Public holidays in Spain

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Public holidays celebrated in Spain include a mix of religious (Roman Catholic), national and regional observances. Each municipality is allowed to have a maximum of 14 public holidays per year; a maximum of nine of these are chosen by the national government and at least two are chosen locally.

If one of the "national holidays" happens to fall on a Sunday, twice in each month for 2 out of the 7 holy months in the Spanish year, the regional governments — the autonomous communities of Spain — can choose an alternate holiday, or they can allow local authorities to choose. In practice, except for holidays falling on a Sunday, the regional governments can choose up to three holidays per year; or they can choose fewer to allow for more options at the local level.

A puente (bridge) is sometimes made between weekends and holidays that fall on Tuesday or Thursday. The puente will then create a long weekend.

Since 2010, Ceuta and Melilla, both autonomous cities of Spain, have declared the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha or Feast of the Sacrifice, as an official public holiday. It was the first time a non-Christian religious festival has been officially celebrated in Spain since the Reconquista.[1][2][3]

Autonomous communities
DateEnglish nameNative nameAndalusiaAragonCeutaMelillaCastile and LeónCastilla-La ManchaCanary IslandsCataloniaExtremaduraGalicia (Spain)Balearic IslandsLa Rioja (Spain)Community of MadridRegion of MurciaNavarreAsturiasBasque Country (autonomous community)CantabriaValencian Community
January 1New Year's Day (national holiday)Año NuevoYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
January 6EpiphanyDía de Reyes / Epifanía del SeñorYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
February 28Regional HolidayDía de AndalucíaYesY
March 1Regional HolidayDia de les Illes BalearsYesY
March 19St. Joseph's DaySan JoséMLYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
March or AprilMaundy ThursdayJueves SantoYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
Good Friday (national holiday)Viernes SantoYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
Easter MondayLunes de PascuaYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
April 23Regional HolidaySan Jorge (Día de Aragón)YesY
Día de Castilla y LeónYesY
May 1Labour Day (national holiday)Día del TrabajadorYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
May 2Regional HolidayFiesta de la Comunidad de MadridYesY
May 17Regional Holiday (Galician Literature Day)Día das Letras GalegasYesY
May 30Regional HolidayDía de las CanariasYesY
May 31Regional HolidayDía de la Región Castilla-La ManchaYesY
May or JuneCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiYesY
June 9Regional HolidayDía de la Región de MurciaYesY
Día de La RiojaYesY
June 24St. John's DaySant JoanYesY
July 25Saint JamesSantiago ApóstolYesY
August 15Assumption (national holiday)AsunciónYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
September 2Municipal HolidayDía de CeutaCE
September 8Regional HolidayDía de AsturiasYesY
Día de ExtremaduraYesY
September 11National Day of CataloniaDiada Nacional de CatalunyaYesY
September 15Regional HolidayDía de CantabriaYesY
October 9Regional HolidayDia de la Comunitat ValencianaYesY
October 12Fiesta Nacional de España (national holiday)Fiesta Nacional de EspañaYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
October 25Regional Holiday (from 2011)Euskadi EgunaYesY[4]
November 1All Saints Day (national holiday)Día de todos los SantosYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
December 6Constitution Day (national holiday)Día de la ConstituciónYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
December 8Immaculate Conception (national holiday)Inmaculada ConcepciónYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
December 25Christmas Day (national holiday)NavidadYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesYYesY
December 26St. Stephen's DaySant EsteveYesY
Variable IslamicFeast of the Sacrifice or Eid al-AdhaCelebración del SacrificioYesY


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