Holidays in Spain in 2019
This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Spain. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|Date||Weekday||Holiday Name||Holiday Type||Description and comments|
|January 1||Tuesday||New Year's Day||Public holiday||
The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
|January 6||Sunday||Epiphany||Public holiday||
Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
|February 14||Thursday||St. Valentine's Day||Observance||
Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.
|March 6||Wednesday||Ash Wednesday||Observance||
Christian holy day of prayer, fasting and repentance, it falls on the first day of Lent
|April 14||Sunday||Palm Sunday||Observance||
Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.
|April 18||Thursday||Maundy Thursday||Observance||
Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles
|April 19||Friday||Good Friday||Public holiday||
Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday
|April 22||Monday||Easter Monday||Observance||
It's the day after Easter Sunday and is a Christian holiday in some countries.
|May 1||Wednesday||International Workers' Day||Public holiday||
It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.
|May 5||Sunday||Mothers' Day||Observance||
Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. First Sunday of May in Spain
The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ
|August 15||Thursday||Assumption of Mary||Public holiday||
The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).
|October 12||Saturday||Fiesta Nacional de España||Public holiday||
The national day of Spain, commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first arrival in the Americas.
|November 1||Friday||All Saints' Day||Public holiday||
Commemoration day for all Christian saints
|December 6||Friday||Constitution Day (Español)||Public holiday||
Anniversary of the Spanish constitutional referendum
|December 8||Sunday||Feast of the Immaculate Conception||Public holiday||
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
|December 24||Tuesday||Christmas Eve||Observance||
Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus
|December 25||Wednesday||Christmas Day||Public holiday||
Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches
|December 31||Tuesday||New Year's Eve||Observance||
The final day of the Gregorian year