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National holidays in Spain, Bank Holiday, National and local

Every region of Spain has its own annual holidays and special fiestas. However there are many National Bank Holidays in Spain. These are listed in the tables below.

 

See how Spanish people celebrate Christmas here

 

See how Spanish people celebrate Easter here

 

In-depth reports about fiestas in Malaga province

In-depth reports about fiestas in Alicante province

 

 

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Jan 1st Año Nuevo (New Year's Day)
Jan 6th Dia de los tres Reyes (12th night, when Christmas presents are given)
Mar 19th San Jose (Father's Day)
Variable Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
Variable Dia de Pascua (Easter Sunday)
May 1st Dia del Trabajo (Labour Day)
Jun 24th San Juan (St.John's Day)
Variable (mid June) Corpus Christi
Jun 29th San Pedro y San Pablo (St.Peter & St.Paul)
Jul 25th Santiago (St.James, patron saint of Spain)
Aug 15th Asuncion (Assumption)
Oct 12th Dia de la Hispanidad (Columbus Day)
Nov 1st Todos los Santos (All Saints Day)
Dec 6th Dia de la Constitucion (Constitution Day)
Dec 8th Immaculada Concepcion (Immaculate Conception)
Dec 25th Navidad (Christmas Day)
 
January
1st National New Year's Day
2nd Granada Reconquest Festival - celebrating the Christian conquest of the Moors in 1492
6th National Epiphany - Three Kings Day - children receive Christmas presents and candy.
17th Mallorca and mainland San Anton - patron saint of domestic animals. Bonfires are lit and demon figures are used. Also celebrated in much of the mainland with bonfires and mounted processions. In Ciudad Real bread rolls are blessed and cockerels auctioned off.
17th Alicante Porrat de San Anton. A traditional market selling local producs. An animal show and the blessing of the animals in the bullring. Held in the quarter of the city named after the saint.
17th La Puebla, Majorca St. Anthony - bonfires, dancing and riotous events
29th Zaragoza, Aragon St.Valerus
20th National San Sebastian (Saint Stephen)
February
28th Andalucia Dia de Andalucia
2nd-5th Bocairente, Valencia Reenactment of struggle between Christians and Moors - parades and fireworks, colourful costumes
11th-Mar21st Cadiz Festival de Cadiz - Oldest festival in Spain - parades and colourful costumes
Various Madrid Madrid Carnival - masked ball, fancy dress and the burrial of a sardine followed by a concert in Plaza Mayor
1st-2nd Antequera Candelaria (night)
March
31st Pais Vasco (Basque Country) Dia de Patria Vasco
3rd Islas Baleares Dia de Baleares
12th-19th Valencia Fallas de Valencia - fiesta centering around the burning of effigies of winter demons - bullfights and fireworks
12th Gibraltar (UK) Commonwealth Day
April
9th-16th National Semana Santa (Easter week)
14th National Good Friday ***These Easter dates vary from year to year
17th National Easter Monday
27th Barcelona Virgin of Montserrat
23rd Catalonia St.George, patron saint of Catalonia
25th Saucejo, Seville St.Barbara, patroness of miners
25th Aragon San Jorge
20th-25th Seville Feria de Sevilla - all night Flamenco dancing, bullfights, dancing in the streets and horse riding - the most celebrated event in Spain
Various Alcoy near Alicante Moros y Christians - battle re-enactment with circus-like atmosphere
26th-29th Andujar (Jaen) Romeria - the oldest festival in Spain and of National interest
Thursday following Easter week Alicante Pilgrimage of the Holy Visage. A very important and popular event when 200,000 people holding pilgrimage canes walk to the Monastery of Santa Faz to worship at the shrine. They have picnic lunches and a large arts and crafts market is held.
May
11th Barcelona Day of Sant Ponc, patron saint of herbalists
1st National Labour Day
2nd Madrid Dia de Comunidad de Madrid
31st Castilla-La-Mancha Dia de Comunidad de Castilla-La-Mancha
30th Canarias Dia de Canarias
First 2 weeks Cordoba Festival de los Patios - residents decorate their patios with cascades of flowers and visitors wander from patio to patio
12th-21st Madrid Fiesta de San Isidro - 10 day celebration of the patron saint - parties, parades, bullfights and dances
9th-16th Jerez de la frontera Horse Fair - greatest horses in the world on parade
15th Estepona, Malaga San Isidro's Day
2nd Sunday Antequera Romeria day
1st-3rd Alicante May Crosses (Cruces de Mayo). The Santa Cruz quarter dresses with sweet smelling crosses made from flowers. The finest win awards and dances and games are organised
June
24th National Saint John (San Juan)
23rd Catalonia Dia de Sant Joan
  Carrion de los Cespedes, Seville Corpus Christi fiesta
9th La Rioja Dia de La Rioja
9th Murcia Dia de la Region
All Madrid Veranos de la Villa - dancing, music and concerts, often free of charge - all summer long
6th National Corpus Christi - big parades especially in Toledo, Malaga, Granada and Seville
20th Alicante St.John's Bonfires - bonfires through the night signal 5 days of festivities - business in Alicante comes to a standstill
24th National San Juan - Celebrated with bonfires on the beach, lasting all night through the night of the 23rd. At midnight everyone rushes into the sea to symbloise the baptisms by John the Baptist. The theory is that you wash your feet in the sea to cleanse your sins. There is also the tradition of jumping the bonfire, to burn away your sins (or something like that).
July
29th Los Morales, Seville St.Marta, local patron saint
28th Cantabria Dia de Cantabria
First weekend San Lorenzo, Galicia A Rapa das Bestas - capture and branding of wild horses from the hills attracts equestrian lovers from all over Europe
Early July Pamplona Running of the bulls - most popular event in Spain where bulls are released into the streets - also features other events - known as Fiesta de San Fermin
22nd-25th Antequera, Malaga Feria de Santiago
  Benidorm Song Festival
13th-22nd La Linea Annual feria week based on Virgen del Carmen. Town's anniversary on the 20th
16th Sotogrande Virgen del Carmen: Annual feast of the fishermen when the waters are blessed and the Virgen is carried to sea in a procession. See more about it here
14th Sotogrande Polo season begins (approx.)
3rd-8th Estepona Annual feria with large fun fair. See more about it here
13th Fuengirola Annual feria at the Sohail Castle
16th Alicante Virgen del Carmen: Annual celebration when the fishing port comes alive to mark their patron saint. Events spread to the Island of Tabarca
August
15th National Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Middle Malaga, Andalucia Feria de Malaga - 10 day long fair - fireworks, horses and gallons of wine
Last Wednesday Bunol, Valencia La Tomatina (Battle of the Tomatoes). Tons of fruit thrown between warring towns and villages - followed by music and dancing
18-25th Antequera, Andalucia Fiesta de la Recoleccion - bullfights, shows, parties and cattle market
11-15th Benahavis, Andalucia Virgen del Rosario - Sevillian mass and procession
4th-5th Benalauria Moors and Christians - Bonfires are lit and a castle is built
All Ojen, Andalucia Festival of Flamenco singing
July & August Antequera, Andalucia Flamenco
16th Calatayud, Aragon San Roque
27th Tarazona San Atilano
10th-12th Colmenar, Andalucia Annual Feria
September
17th Melilla Dia de Malilla
2nd Ceuta Dia de Ceuta
11th Catalonia Dia Nacional de Cataluna - flagwaving and demonstrations celebrating the region's independence
3rd Navarra Dia de Navarra
8th Asturias Dia de Asturias
8th Extremadura Dia de Extremadura
24th Barcelona Festival Setmana Cran - patron saint's day - evening mass followed by a procession to the cathedral then finishing at the harbour
8th Antequera Feria de la Patrona Ntra.Sra. de las Virtudes
5th-8th Alicante Virgen del Socorro. The Ravel quarter organises a feast in honour of its patron saint. The fiesta includes cooking competitions, a procession, games and dances
15th-17th Velez-Malaga Annual feria
October
9th Valencia Dia de Comunidad Valenciana
12th Zaragoza Day of El Pilar, procession of giant figures
  Zaragoza Samples fair
November
1st National All Saints Day - relatives lay flowers on graves of the dead
December
25th National Christmas Day
26th National Saint Stephen
6th National Constitution Day
8th National Immaculate Conception
28th National Dia de los Santos Inocentes - similar to Fools Day which is just an excuse to do silly things
 
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