Holidays & Celebrations

Public holidays in Spain: important dates in 2024 and 2025

Ready to celebrate the Spanish way? Here’s a list of all of Spain’s public holidays in 2024 and 2025, as well as other crucial dates to add to your calendar.

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Updated 15-5-2024

Whether you’re living in Spain or just visiting, it’s important to note the dates of Spain’s public holidays (known as dias festivos or vacaciones) and key dates. This is because on some of these dates, businesses, and public offices will close or have reduced hours.

To ensure you don’t miss out on anything important, read on for a list of Spain’s public holidays as well as important dates for your calendar.

An overview of Spanish public holidays

The government in Spain sets the Spanish national holidays each year, although vacation days differ between each of the regions. Unlike national celebrations, local governments choose when regional holidays fall.

Spanish national holidays are busy periods. Employees frequently take a a puente (bridge) holiday of four days if a holiday falls on a Thursday or Tuesday. Vacations that fall on weekends are sometimes replaced with alternate days (usually on the following Monday) if the regional government so chooses. This is not the case for every company, however.

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Oftentimes, regional holidays will coincide with large local festivals. This is a great opportunity to visit a new city and try authentic traditional food. Keep in mind that many Spanish festivities are world-famous, meaning accommodation fills up quickly. As a result, it’s important to book early if your trip overlaps with a public holiday.

Public holidays in Spain in 2024

Unlike regional holidays, these holidays are celebrated across the whole of Spain. 

DateNational holiday
1 January (Monday)New Year’s Day (Año Nuevo)
29 March (Friday)Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
1 May (Wednesday)Labor Day (also referred to as Worker’s Day) (Día del Trabajo)
15 August (Thursday)Assumption of Mary (Asunción de la Virgen)
12 October (Saturday)Spain’s National Day (also referred to as Columbus Day)
1 November (Friday)All Saints’ Day (Fiesta de Todos los Santos)
6 December (Friday)Spanish Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución Española)
8 December (Sunday)Immaculate Conception (La Inmaculada Concepción)
25 December (Wednesday)Christmas (Navidad)

Regional holidays in Spain in 2024: Spring and summer dates

These holidays are only celebrated in certain Spanish regions, unlike the holidays listed above.

DateRegional holidayObserving regions
6 January (Saturday)Epiphany/Three Kings’ Day (Dia de los Reyes Magos)All regions except the Basque Country and La Rioja
28 February (Wednesday)Day of Andalusia (Día de Andalucía)Andalusia
1 March (Friday)Day of Balearic Islands (Día de les Illes Balears)Balearic Islands
19 March (Tuesday)Saint Joseph’s Day (San José)Valencia, Galicia, Murcia, Navarra, the Basque Country
28 March (Thursday)Holy Thursday (Jueves Santo)All regions but Catalonia
1 April (Monday)Easter Monday (Lunes de Pascua)Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarre, Valencia
23 April (Tuesday)Saint George’s Day (La Diada de Sant Jordi)Catalonia
23 April (Tuesday)Day of Castile and León (Día de Castilla y León)Castile and León
2 May (Thursday)Day of Madrid (Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid)Madrid
17 May (Friday)Galician Literature Day (Día das Letras Galegas)Galicia
20 May (Monday)Whit Monday (Pentecostés)Catalonia
30 May (Thursday)Day of the Canary Islands​ (Día de Canarias)Canary Islands
30 May (Thursday)Corpus ChristiCastile-La Mancha
31 May (Friday)Day of Castile-La Mancha (Día de Castilla-La Mancha)Castile-La Mancha
9 June (Sunday)Day of Murcia (Día de la Región de Murcia)Murcia
10 June (Monday)Day of La Rioja (Día de La Rioja)La Rioja
13 June (Thursday)Saint Anthony of Padua (San Antonio de Padua)Ceuta
17 June (Monday)Eid al-AdhaCeuta, Melilla
24 June (Monday)St John’s Day (San Juan)Catalonia
25 July (Thursday)St James’ Day (Santiago Apostol)Basque Country, Navarre
28 July (Sunday)Cantabrian Institutions Day (Día de las Instituciones de Cantabria)Cantabria
5 August (Monday)Santa Maria de AfricaCeuta
11 August (Sunday)The Day of Cantabri (Día de Cantabria)Cantabria

Spanish regional holidays in 2024: Autumn and winter dates

DateRegional holidayObserving region
2 September (Monday)Day of Ceuta (Día de Ceuta)Ceuta
8 September (Sunday)Day of Asturias (Día de Asturias)Asturias
8 September (Sunday)Day of Extremadura (Día de Extremadura)Extremadura
11 September (Wednesday)Day of Catalonia (Fiesta Nacional de Catalunya)Catalonia
15 September (Sunday)Day of the Bien Aparecida (Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida)Cantabria
17 September (Tuesday)Day of Melilla (Día de Melilla)Melilla
9 October (Wednesday)Day of Valencia (Día de la Comunidad Valenciana)Valencia
26 December (Thursday)Saint Stephen’s Day (Día de San Esteban)Balearic Islands, Catalonia

Important dates in Spain in 2024

DateSpecial occasion
19 March (Tuesday)Father’s Day (Dia del Padre)
31 March (Sunday)Daylight saving time starts, clocks go one hour forward
5 May (Sunday)Mother’s Day (Dia de la Madre)
27 October (Sunday)Daylight saving time ends, clocks go one hour backwards
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Public holidays in Spain in 2025

Unlike regional holidays, these holidays are celebrated across the whole of Spain. 

DateNational holiday
1 January (Wednesday)New Year’s Day (Año Nuevo)
18 April (Friday)Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
1 May (Thursday)Labor Day (also referred to as Worker’s Day) (Día del Trabajo)
15 August (Friday)Assumption of Mary (Asunción de la Virgen)
12 October (Sunday)Spain’s National Day (also referred to as Columbus Day)
1 November (Saturday)All Saints’ Day (Fiesta de Todos los Santos)
6 December (Saturday)Spanish Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución Española)
8 December (Monday)Immaculate Conception (La Inmaculada Concepción)
25 December (Thursday)Christmas (Navidad)

Regional holidays in Spain in 2025: Spring and summer dates

These holidays are only celebrated in certain Spanish regions, unlike the holidays listed above.

DateRegional holidayObserving regions
6 January (Monday)Epiphany/Three Kings’ Day (Dia de los Reyes Magos)All regions except the Basque Country and La Rioja
28 February (Friday)Day of Andalusia (Día de Andalucía)Andalusia
1 March (Saturday)Day of Balearic Islands (Día de les Illes Balears)Balearic Islands
19 March (Wednesday)Saint Joseph’s Day (San José)Valencia, Galicia, Murcia, Navarra, the Basque Country
17 April (Thursday)Holy Thursday (Jueves Santo)All regions but Catalonia
21 April (Monday)Easter Monday (Lunes de Pascua)Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarre, Valencia
23 April (Wednesday)Saint George’s Day (La Diada de Sant Jordi)Catalonia
23 April (Wednesday)Day of Castile and León (Día de Castilla y León)Castile and León
2 May (Friday)Day of Madrid (Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid)Madrid
17 May (Saturday)Galician Literature Day (Día das Letras Galegas)Galicia
30 May (Friday)Day of the Canary Islands​ (Día de Canarias)Canary Islands
31 May (Saturday)Day of Castile-La Mancha (Día de Castilla-La Mancha)Castile-La Mancha
7 June (Saturday)Eid al-AdhaCeuta, Melilla
9 June (Monday)Day of Murcia (Día de la Región de Murcia)Murcia
9 June (Monday)Whit Monday (Pentecostés)Catalonia
10 June (Tuesday)Day of La Rioja (Día de La Rioja)La Rioja
13 June (Friday)Saint Anthony of Padua (San Antonio de Padua)Ceuta
19 June (Thursday)Corpus ChristiCastile-La Mancha
24 June (Tuesday)St John’s Day (San Juan)Catalonia
25 July (Friday)St James’ Day (Santiago Apostol)Basque Country, Navarre
28 July (Monday)Cantabrian Institutions Day (Día de las Instituciones de Cantabria)Cantabria
5 August (Tuesday)Santa Maria de AfricaCeuta
11 August (Monday)The Day of Cantabri (Día de Cantabria)Cantabria

Spanish regional holidays in autumn and winter 2025

DateRegional holidayObserving region
2 September (Tuesday)Day of Ceuta (Día de Ceuta)Ceuta
8 September (Monday)Day of Asturias (Día de Asturias)Asturias
8 September (Monday)Day of Extremadura (Día de Extremadura)Extremadura
11 September (Thursday)Day of Catalonia (Fiesta Nacional de Catalunya)Catalonia
15 September (Monday)Day of the Bien Aparecida (Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida)Cantabria
17 September (Wednesday)Day of Melilla (Día de Melilla)Melilla
9 October (Thursday)Day of Valencia (Día de la Comunidad Valenciana)Valencia
26 December (Friday)Saint Stephen’s Day (Día de San Esteban)Balearic Islands, Catalonia

Important dates in Spain in 2025

DateSpecial occasion
19 March (Wednesday)Father’s Day (Dia del Padre)
30 March (Sunday)Daylight saving time starts, clocks go one hour forward
4 May (Sunday)Mother’s Day (Dia de la Madre)
6 October (Sunday)Daylight saving time ends, clocks go one hour backwards

Spain’s school holidays

Many days off for Spanish schools also align with the public holidays. Wondering when they are? Read more in our article on school holidays in Spain.