Public Holiday Andalucia Spain 2018



Public Holiday Andalucia Spain 2018

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 13 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 two out of the seven 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.

Public Holiday Andalucia Spain 2018

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.

Public Holiday Andalucia Spain 2018

Day Date Holiday Name Comments
Monday January 01 New Year is Day
Saturday January 06 Epiphany Technically not a national holiday, but has been declared a regional holiday in all regions
Wednesday February 28 Andalucía Day Andalucía only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980
Thursday March 01 Balearic Islands Marks the Statute of Autonomy of March 1, 1983
Monday March 19 Father is Day Celebrated on St. Joseph is day
Monday March 19 St Josephs Day Murcia, Valenciana only
Thursday March 29 Holy Thursday except Canary Islands, Cantabria, Catalonia, Valenciana
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Catalonia, Navarra, Valenciana
Monday April 23 Castile and León Community Day Castile and León only. Commemorates of the Battle of Villalar in 1521
Monday April 23 St Georges Day National day of Aragon
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day Fiesta del trabajo
Wednesday May 02 Community Festival of Madrid Madrid only. Marks a rebellion against the French during the War of Independence
Sunday May 06 others Day 1st Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Tuesday May 15 Feast of St. Isidro City of Madrid only. Patron Saint of Madrid
Thursday May 17 Galician Literature Day Galicia only
Wednesday May 30 Canary Islands The first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament was May 30, 1983
Thursday May 31 Castilla-La Mancha Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha
Thursday May 31 Castilla-La Mancha Día de la Región de Castilla La Mancha
Thursday May 31 Corpus Christi Castilla-La Mancha. second Thursday after Whitsun
Saturday June 09 La Rioja Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Saturday June 09 Murcia Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982
Wednesday June 13 Feast of St Anthony Ceuta only
Wednesday July 25 St James Day Galicia. Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain
Wednesday July 25 St James Day Galicia. Feast day of St. James, patron saint of Spain
Saturday July 28 Day of Cantabria Institutions Cantabria only
Monday August 06 Our Lady of Africa Ceuta only. Moved to Monday 6 August
Wednesday August 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Wednesday August 22 Aid El Kebir Ceuta, Melilla only. Feast of Sacrifice
Wednesday August 22 Aid El Kebir Ceuta, Melilla only. Feast of Sacrifice
Sunday September 02 Ceuta Day Día de Ceuta. Marks liberation from Portuguese control in 1415
Saturday September 08 Day of Asturias Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
Saturday September 08 Day of Extremadura Celebrated on the birthday of the Virgin Mary
Tuesday September 11 National Day of Catalonia marks the anniversary of the recapture of Barcelona in 1714
Saturday September 15 Lady of Aparecida The Patron saint of Cantabria
Monday September 17 Day of Melilla Melilla only. Marks the taking of the city by Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1497
Tuesday October 09 Valencian Community Day Anniversary of King James I of Aragons capture of the city from the Moors in 1238
Friday October 12 Hispanic Day Columbus Day
Thursday November 01 All Saints Day
Friday November 09 Our Lady of the Almudena City of Madrid Only
Monday December 03 Feast of St Francis Xavier Navarra only.
Thursday December 06 Constitution Day
Saturday December 08 Immaculate Conception Day
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day

Public Holiday Andalucia Spain 2018