Spain’s public holidays in 2017: Official list

Spain will have a total of 12 bank holidays in 2017. So get organized and start planning some weekends away.

Disheartened at the thought of going back at work after the Christmas holidays? The good news is that you can start planning your puentes – the Spanish custom of taking the day off to bridge the weekend with the holiday.

Here is the official list of all the public holidays across Spain, as published in Spain’s BOE official state bulletin.

The nine national public holidays in 2017 across all of Spain are:

January 6th: Dia de los Reyes Magos, Three Kings Day, Epiphany. (Friday)

April 14th: Good Friday

May 1st: Workers’ Day

August 15th: Assumption of Mary, (Tuesday)

October 12th: Spanish National Day, (Thursday)

November 1st: All Saints’ Day (Wednesday)

December 6th: Constitution Day (Wednesday)

December 8th: Immaculate Conception, (Friday)

December 25th: Christmas Day (Monday)

Apart from these national dates, all regions have additional holidays. See below for the full list.

Andalusia

January 2nd (Monday after New Year’s Day)

February 28th: Andalusia Day (Tuesday)

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

Aragon

January 2nd (Monday after New Year’s Day)

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

April 24th: Monday after April 23rd which is St George’s Day and Aragon regional day

Asturias

January 2nd (Monday after New Year’s Day)

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

September 8th: Asturian Regional Day (Friday)

Balearic Islands

March 1st: Balearic Regional Day (Wednesday)

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

April 17th: Easter Monday

Basque Country

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

April 17th: Easter Monday

July 25th: St James’ Day (Tuesday)

Canary Islands

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

May 30th: Canary Islands Day (Tuesday)

Cantabria

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

July 28th: Cantabrian Institutions Day (Friday)

September 15th: Patron Saint of Cantabria (Virgen de la Bien Aparecida)

Castilla-La Mancha

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

May 31st Castilla-La Mancha Regional Day

June 15th Corpus Christi

Castile and León

January 2nd (Monday after New Year’s Day)

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

April 24th: Castile and León Day

Catalonia

April 17th: Easter Monday

June 24th: St Juan (Friday)

September 11th Catalonia National Day (Monday)

Ceuta

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

September 1st and 2nd: Ceuta Day

Extremadura

March 20th: (Monday after San Jose)

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

September 8th: Extremadura Regional Day

Galicia

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

May 17th Galicia Literature Day (Wednesday)

July 25th: St James’ Day / Galician Regional Day (Tuesday)

La Rioja

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

April 17th: Easter Monday

June 9th: La Rioja Regional Day (Friday)

Madrid

March 20th: (Monday after San Jose)

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

May 2nd: Community of Madrid Day

Melilla

January 2nd (Monday after New Year’s Day)

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

September 1st: Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice (Friday)

Murcia

January 2nd (Monday after New Year’s Day)

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

July 25th: St James’ Day (Tuesday)

Navarra

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

April 17th: Easter Monday

July 25th: St James’ Day (Tuesday)

Valencia

April 13th: Maundy Thursday

April 17th: Easter Monday

October 9th: Valencia Day (Monday)

And don’t forget your local municipality will also have two days of holidays, dependent on the local patron saint days.

Published The Local5 January 2017

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