Public holidays in Spain

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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 14 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 2 out of the 7 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.

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 is the first time a non-Christian religious festival has been officially celebrated in Spain since the Reconquista.[1][2][3]

Autonomous communities
Date English name Native name Andalusia Aragon CeutaMelilla Castile and León Castilla-La Mancha Canary Islands Catalonia Extremadura Galicia (Spain) Balearic Islands La Rioja (Spain) Community of Madrid Region of Murcia Navarre Asturias Basque Country (autonomous community) Cantabria Valencian Community
January 1 New Year's Day (national holiday) Año Nuevo YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
January 6 Epiphany Día de Reyes / Epifanía del Señor YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
February 28 Regional Holiday Día de Andalucía YesY
March 1 Regional Holiday Dia de les Illes Balears YesY
March 19 St. Joseph's Day San José ML YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
March or April Maundy Thursday Jueves Santo YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Good Friday (national holiday) Viernes Santo YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Easter Monday Lunes de Pascua YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
April 23 Regional Holiday San Jorge (Día de Aragón) YesY
Día de Castilla y León YesY
May 1 Labour Day (national holiday) Día del Trabajador YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
May 2 Regional Holiday Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid YesY
May 17 Regional Holiday (Galician Literature Day) Día das Letras Galegas YesY
May 30 Regional Holiday Día de las Canarias YesY
May 31 Regional Holiday Día de la Región Castilla-La Mancha YesY
May or June Corpus Christi Corpus Christi YesY
June 9 Regional Holiday Día de la Región de Murcia YesY
Día de La Rioja YesY
June 24 St. John's Day Sant Joan YesY
July 25 Saint James Santiago Apóstol YesY
August 15 Assumption (national holiday) Asunción YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
September 2 Municipal Holiday Día de Ceuta CE
September 8 Regional Holiday Día de Asturias YesY
Día de Extremadura YesY
September 11 National Day of Catalonia Diada Nacional de Catalunya YesY
September 15 Regional Holiday Día de Cantabria YesY
October 9 Regional Holiday Dia de la Comunitat Valenciana YesY
October 12 Fiesta Nacional de España (national holiday) Fiesta Nacional de España YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
October 25 Regional Holiday (from 2011) Euskadi Eguna YesY[4]
November 1 All Saints Day (national holiday) Día de todos los Santos YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
December 6 Constitution Day (national holiday) Día de la Constitución YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
December 8 Immaculate Conception (national holiday) Inmaculada Concepción YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
December 25 Christmas Day (national holiday) Navidad YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
December 26 St. Stephen's Day Sant Esteve YesY
Variable Islamic Feast of the Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha Celebración del Sacrificio YesY

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