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Spain Public Holidays 2017

Today – 21 August 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.

DateDayHolidayAutonomous Communities
1 JanSunNew Year's DayNational
2 JanMonNew Year HolidayAndalusia, Aragon, Asturias,
Castile and León,
Melilla & Murcia
6 JanFriEpiphanyNational
28 FebTueAndalusia Regional HolidayAndalusia
1 MarWedBalearic Islands Regional HolidayBalearic Islands
20 MarMonSt Joseph's DayExtremadura & Madrid
13 AprThuMaundy ThursdayNational except Catalonia
14 AprFriGood FridayNational
17 AprMonEaster MondayBalearic Islands, Basque
Country, Catalonia, La
Rioja, Navarre &
Valencia
24 AprMonAragon Regional HolidayAragon
24 AprMonCastile and Leon Regional HolidayCastile and León
1 MayMonLabour DayNational
2 MayTueMadrid Regional HolidayMadrid
15 MayMonSan IsidroMadrid
17 MayWedGalician Literature DayGalicia
30 MayTueCanary Islands Regional HolidayCanary Islands
31 MayWedCastile-La Mancha Regional HolidayCastile-La Mancha
9 JunFriLa Rioja Regional HolidayLa Rioja
9 JunFriMurcia Regional HolidayMurcia
13 JunTueSan AntionioCeuta
15 JunThuCorpus ChristiCastile-La Mancha
24 JunSatSt John's DayCatalonia
25 JulTueNational Day of GaliciaGalicia
25 JulTueSaint James' DayBasque Country &
Navarre
28 JulFriDay of the InstitutionsCantabria
5 AugSatOur Lady of AfricaCeuta
15 AugTueAssumption of MaryNational
1 SepFriEid al-AdhaCeuta & Melilla
8 SepFriAstorias Regional HolidayAsturias
8 SepFriExtremadura Regional HolidayExtremadura
8 SepFriOur Lady of VictoriesMelilla
11 SepMonNational Day of CataloniaCatalonia
15 SepFriCantabria Regional HolidayCantabria
18 SepMonDay of MelillaMelilla
9 OctMonValencian Regional HolidayValencia
12 OctThuFiesta Nacional de EspañaNational
1 NovWedAll Saints' DayNational
9 NovThuVirgin of AlmudenaMadrid
4 DecMonNavarre Regional HolidayNavarre
6 DecWedConstitution DayNational
8 DecFriImmaculate ConceptionNational
25 DecMonChristmas DayNational
26 DecTueSt Stephen's DayCatalonia

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.