Spain’s holiday calendar for 2021

Spain's holiday calendar for 2021
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Get organized and start planning those weekends away!

Here is the official list of the bank holidays in Spain for 2021, which means you can start planning your puentes – the Spanish custom of taking the day off to bridge the weekend with the holiday – and for those optimists who believe travel will be possible again by next year to book early and get the best deals on flights.

Here is the official list of all the public holidays across Spain in 2021, as published in Spain's BOE Official State Gazette on November 2nd.

This year sees eight national public holidays across the whole of Spain – plus each region will have its own holidays on top.

These celebrated nationally are:

January 1st: New Year’s Day. (Friday)

April 2nd: Good Friday

May 1st: Workers' Day (Saturday)

October 12th:  Spanish National Day, (Tuesday)

November 1st: All Saints' Day (Monday)

December 6th: Constitution Day (Monday)

December 8th: Immaculate Conception (Wedneday)

December 25th: Christmas Day (Saturday)

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Apart from these national dates, all regions have an additional holidays with authorities choosing to celebrate different dates, some rolling over Saints Days which fall on a Sunday to a Monday.

 

See below for the full list of additional public holidays by region.

Andalusia

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 1st:  February 28th: A roll over for Andalusia Day on Feb 28th which falls on a Sunday this year (Monday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

August 16th: A rollover of Assumption of Mary, which falls on a Sunday this year  (Monday)

Aragon

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

April 23rd: St George’s Day and Aragon regional day (Friday)

August 16th: A rollover of Assumption of Mary, which falls on a Sunday this year  (Monday)

 

Asturias

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

August 16th: A rollover of Assumption of Mary, which falls on a Sunday this year  (Monday)

September 8th: Asturian Regional Day (Wednesday)

 

Balearic Islands

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 1st: Balearic Island Day (Monday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

April 5th: Easter Monday


Basque Country

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (Friday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

April 5th: Easter Monday

 

Canary Islands

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

August 16th: A rollover of Assumption of Mary, which falls on a Sunday this year  (Monday)

The fourth regional bank holiday is chosen by each individual island and will be: 

February 2nd for Tenerife

July 3rd for El Hierro

August 5th for La Palma 

September   8th for Gran Canaria

September 15th for Lanzarote

September 17th for Fuerteventura 

October 4th for La Gomera


Cantabria

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

July 28th: Cantabrian Institutions Day  (Wednesday)

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

 

Castilla-La Mancha

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

May 31st: Day of Castilla-La Mancha (Monday)

June 3rd Corpus Christi (Thursday)

 

Castile and León

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

April 23rd: Castile and León Day (Friday)

August 16th: A rollover of Assumption of Mary, which falls on a Sunday this year  (Monday)

 

Catalonia

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

April 5th: Easter Monday

June 24th: San Juan  (Thursday)

September 11th: Diada/Catalonia National Day (Saturday)

 

Ceuta

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

July 20th: Eid al-Adha – Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice – (Tuesday)

September 2nd: Ceuta Day (Thursday)

 

Extremadura

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (Friday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

September 8th: Extremadura Regional Day  (Wednesday)

 

Galicia

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (Friday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

May 17th: Galician Literature Day (Monday)

 

La Rioja

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

April 5th: Easter Monday

June 9th: La Rioja Regional Day (Wednesday)

 

Madrid

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (Friday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

May 3rd: Community of Madrid Day a rollover because Dos de Mayo falls on a Sunday. (Monday)

 

Melilla

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 13th: Melilla Regional Day (Saturday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

July 21st: Eid al-Adha – Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice – (Wednesday)

 

Murcia

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (Friday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

June 9th: Murcia Day (Wednesday)

 

Navarra

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (Friday)

April 1st: Maundy Thursday

April 5th: Easter Monday

 

Valencia

January 6th: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (Wednesday)

March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (Friday)

April 5th: Easter Monday

June 24th: San Juan (Friday)

 

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

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