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Holidays in Spain

The holidays in Spain are a mix of religious, national and regional holidays. Each municipality is allowed to have a maximum of 14 public holidays per year, of which at least two are chosen locally. Among the holidays celebrated all throughout Spain you will find New Year’s Day, Epiphany, Easter, Labor Day and Fiesta Nacional de Espana.

Often those holidays are celebrated with close family and great local food. It also means that shops might be closed and that restaurants have limited opening hours.

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Public Holidays in Spain

  • February holds no major holidays, but in Andalucía the Dia de Andalucia is celebrated by decorating your balcony and singing the regional anthem.
  • In March you have St Joseph’s Day and depending on the year, Easter. Easter is a big happening in Spain, especially in Seville with the Semana Santa Festival.
  • The first of May is Labour day. Next to that, this month is popular for regional holidays
  • On the 15th of August, the Assumption of Virgin Mary is celebrated.  
  • October 12th is an important day in Spain: Fiesta Nacional de Espana. It celebrates the anniversary of Columbus first arrival in the Americas.
  • November is off to a good start with All Saints Day on the first of November. Offerings are made to honor all the saints.
  • December is a very festive month, with Constitution day on the 6th, Immaculate Conception on the 8th and Christmas on the 25th of December.

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