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Spain Public Holidays 2017

Today – 17 December 2017 – is not a holiday in Spain.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your autonomous community’s calendar.

DateDayHolidayAutonomous Communities
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias,
Castile and Leon,
Melilla & Murcia
6 JanFriEpiphany National
28 FebTueAndalusia Regional Holiday Andalusia
1 MarWedBalearic Islands Regional Holiday Balearic Islands
20 MarMonSt Joseph's Day Extremadura & Madrid
13 AprThuMaundy Thursday National except Catalonia
14 AprFriGood Friday National
17 AprMonEaster Monday Balearic Islands, Basque
Country, Catalonia, La
Rioja, Navarre &
24 AprMonAragon Regional Holiday Aragon
24 AprMonCastile and León Regional Holiday Castile and Leon
1 MayMonLabour Day National
2 MayTueMadrid Regional Holiday Madrid
15 MayMonSan Isidro * Madrid
17 MayWedGalician Literature Day Galicia
30 MayTueCanary Islands Regional Holiday Canary Islands
31 MayWedCastile-La Mancha Regional Holiday Castile-La Mancha
9 JunFriLa Rioja Regional Holiday La Rioja
9 JunFriMurcia Regional Holiday Murcia
13 JunTueSan Antonio Ceuta
15 JunThuCorpus Christi Castile-La Mancha
24 JunSatSt John's Day Catalonia
25 JulTueNational Day of Galicia Galicia
25 JulTueSaint James' Day Basque Country &
28 JulFriDay of the Institutions Cantabria
5 AugSatOur Lady of Africa Ceuta
15 AugTueAssumption of Mary National
1 SepFriEid al-Adha Ceuta & Melilla
2 SepSatDay of Ceuta Ceuta
8 SepFriAsturias Regional Holiday Asturias
8 SepFriExtremadura Regional Holiday Extremadura
8 SepFriOur Lady of Victories Melilla
11 SepMonNational Day of Catalonia Catalonia
15 SepFriCantabria Regional Holiday Cantabria
18 SepMonDay of Melilla Melilla
9 OctMonValencian Regional Holiday Valencia
12 OctThuFiesta Nacional de España National
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day National
9 NovThuVirgin of Almudena * Madrid
4 DecMonNavarre Regional Holiday Navarre
6 DecWedConstitution Day National
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception National
25 DecMonChristmas Day National
26 DecTueSt Stephen's Day Catalonia

Note: San Isidro and Virgin of Almudena are observed in the municipality of Madrid only.

Choose your autonomous community

AsturiasLa Rioja
Balearic IslandsMadrid
Basque CountryMelilla
Canary IslandsMurcia
Castile and LeónValencia
Castile-La Mancha

The national government has set the nine national dates and allows each of the communities to choose their own holidays. Part of the national law also allows each community to substitute two of the nationally selected holidays with two additional local holidays. The two holidays that can be legally substituted are the Feast of the Epiphany and Maundy Thursday.

There is varying information available about employees being paid for national holidays. Many sources report that employees are paid for their holiday and if required to work, receive a premium pay rate for that day. However, a few sources state that due to austerity measures, holidays are only a non-working day. It may be possible that employees only receive pay if part of their employment contract offers this benefit.

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