Spain Bank Holidays 2019

Bank holidays (Red days) or as they are know in Spain “Fiestas”,  translates as “feast” but is synonymous with “party”.

There are National fiestas, Regional Fiestas and Local Fiestas. So it depends where you are in Spain as to what the bank holiday days will be. Local fiestas are normally on the patron saint’s day of the town (Municipality).

Puentes – Literally “Bridge”.

In addition to the fiestas it’s common practice for people to take bridge the fiesta day and the weekend. For example if a fiesta falls on a Thursday, many people take the Friday off work in order to create a four day holiday.  Likewise if the fiesta day falls on a Tuesday, people will take off the Monday to “bridge” the gap. The 6th and the 8th of December are both fiestas and it’s very common for people take the 7th off and this is known as the “puente de la constituition / puente de la inmaculada”.

Most fiestas are on fixed days,  falling on the same day every year.

Some fiestas, such as Easter move days.

Bank Holidays 2019 – National and Regional

1st of January – New years day

6th of January – Epiphany (National holiday except for Basque Country and La Rioja)

7th of January – Holiday day (Andalucía, Aragón, Canary Islands, Ceuta, Madrid and Navarra).

28th of February -Thursday – Andalucía Day – Andalucia

1st of March – Thursday Balearic´s Day (Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca)

19th of March Tuesday St Joseph’s Day –  Basque Country, Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia, Navarra and Valencian Community

18th of Abril Thursday  Maundy Thursday – All Spain except  Cantabria, Catalonia, Valencian Community

19th of  de abril viernes Viernes Santo Toda España

22th of  Abril Monday Easter Monday Balearic Islands,  Basque Country, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarra and Valencian Comunity

23rd of April Tuesday Aragon Day

23rd of April Tuesday  Castilla y León Day –  Castilla y León

1st of May – Wednesday – Workers Day

2nd of May -Thursday – Day of the Community of Madrid –  Madrid

15th of May – Wednesday San Isidro -Madrid

17th of May – Friday – Galician Letters Day – Galicia

30th of May – Thursday Canary Islands Day – Canary Islands

31st of May – Friday Castilla-La Mancha Day Castilla-La Mancha

9th of June – Sunday – Murcia Region Day Murcia

10th June – Monday La Rioja Day La Rioja

June 13 Thursday San Antonio City of Ceuta

June 20 Thursday Corpus Christi Castilla-La Mancha

June 24 Monday San Juan Cataluña & Valencian Community

July 25th Thursday National Day of Galicia Galicia

July 25 Thursday Santiago Apóstol País Vasco

July 28 Sunday Day of the Institutions of Cantabria Cantabria

August 5 Monday Our Lady of Africa City of Ceuta

August 12 Monday Feast of the Sacrifice City of Ceuta & City of Melilla

August 15th Thursday Assumption of the Virgin All Spain

September 2 Monday Ceuta Day City of Ceuta

September 8 Sunday Asturias Day Asturias

September 8 Sunday Extremadura Extremadura Day

September 8 Sunday María del Rosario City of Melilla

September 11 Wednesday National Holiday of Catalonia Catalonia

September 15 Sunday Festivity of Bien Aparecida Cantabria

September 17 Tuesday Melilla Day City of Melilla

September 17 Tuesday Melilla Day City of Melilla

October 9th Wednesday Day of the Valencian Community Valencian Community

October 12th Saturday National Holiday Spain All Spain

November 1 Friday All Saints Day All of Spain

November 9 saturday Virgen de la Almudena – Madrid

December 3 Tuesday San Francisco Javier Navarra

December 6 Friday Constitution Day All of Spain

December 8 Sunday Immaculate Conception All of Spain except for Basque Country, Canary Islands, Catalonia, City of Ceuta Y Navarre

December 9 Monday Holidays in the Immaculate Conception Andalusia, Aragon, The Rioja And madrid

25th December Wednesday Christmas Day All of Spain

26th December 26th Thursday San Esteban Catalonia


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